bar·​ken·​tine ˈbär-kən-ˌtēn How to pronounce barkentine (audio)
variants or barquentine
: a sailing ship of three or more masts with the foremast square-rigged and the others fore-and-aft rigged

Examples of barkentine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The barkentine was discovered nearly 10,000 feet down in March 2022 by the Endurance22 expedition. National Geographic, 13 Jan. 2023

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Word History


bark entry 5 + -entine, alteration of -antine (as in brigantine)

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of barkentine was in 1693

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“Barkentine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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