Definition of barkentine
: a sailing ship of three or more masts with the foremast square-rigged and the others fore-and-aft rigged
Origin and Etymology of barkentine
5bark + -entine, alteration of -antine (as in brigantine)
First Known Use: 1693See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up barkentine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).