Barkantine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Barkantine Same as Barkentine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n barkantine A three-masted vessel, with the foremast square-rigged, and the mainmast and mizzenmast fore-and-aft rigged. Also barquantine, barquentine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Barkantine a three-masted vessel, with the fore-mast square-rigged, and the main-mast and mizzen-mast fore-and-aft rigged
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. barque—Low L. barca; perh. from Gr. baris, a Nile-boat.

Usage

In literature:

On December 5 a barkantine hove in sight, and for several days the two vessels sailed along the coast together.
"Sailing Alone Around The World" by Joshua Slocum
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