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brigantine

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noun brig·an·tine \ˈbri-gən-ˌtēn\

Definition of brigantine

  1. :  a 2-masted sailing ship that is square-rigged except for a fore-and-aft mainsail



Origin and Etymology of brigantine

Middle French brigantin, from Old Italian brigantino, from brigante


First Known Use: 1525


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