barkentine

noun
bar·​ken·​tine | \ ˈbär-kən-ˌtēn How to pronounce barkentine (audio) \
variants: or barquentine

Definition of barkentine

: a sailing ship of three or more masts with the foremast square-rigged and the others fore-and-aft rigged

First Known Use of barkentine

1693, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barkentine

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

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“Barkentine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barkentine. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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