• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Barkentine (Naut) A threemasted vessel, having the foremast square-rigged, and the others schooner-rigged. barquentine barkantine See Illust. in Append.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n barkentine See barkantine.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Bark (n.), a vessel


In literature:

Before dark the barkentine lay peacefully at anchor upon the bosom of the still, mirror-like surface of the harbor.
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
But if the barkentine would arrive and bring the whole music, then they would have it right!
"Padre Ignacio" by Owen Wister
Once in the year a barkentine came sailing with news and tokens from Spain.
"The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories" by Owen Wister
Cappy smiled, and outlined to the Swede the conditions surrounding the barkentine Retriever.
"Cappy Ricks" by Peter B. Kyne
At all events, it is known that he set himself to steal the charm and desert from the barkentine.
"The Ape, the Idiot & Other People" by W. C. Morrow
The bitterness of this news finally sent Inocencio seaward in a barkentine, the business of which was not above suspicion.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
The Alabama was barkentine rigged, her standing gear being entirely of wire rope.
"Cruise and Captures of the Alabama" by Albert M. Goodrich
On the third day, early in the morning, they passed a big barkentine bound for South American ports.
"Dave Porter on Cave Island" by Edward Stratemeyer
A barkentine with a dim light was sighted about 800 yards to the west of Admiral Evans's squadron.
"With the Battle Fleet" by Franklin Matthews

In poetry:

Little things were they, Lord, too small to be denied:
The green of roadstead waters, where the tired ships ride,
Bark and brig and barkentine, blown from near and far,
Safe inside the spouting reef and the sobbing bar.
"The Blind Sailor" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts