jack-ass barks

jackass bark

noun Nautical.
1.
a barkentine square-rigged on the mainmast above a gaff mainsail.
2.
Also called four-masted brig. a sailing ship having four or more masts, the foremast and mainmast being wholly square-rigged, the others being fore-and-aft-rigged.
3.
any sailing ship of three or more masts carrying an otherwise nameless rig.

Origin:
1860–65

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