barkentine

noun bar·ken·tine \ˈbär-kən-ˌtēn\
variants: or

barquentine

\ˈbär-kən-ˌtēn\

Definition of barkentine

  1. :  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: 1693


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