• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Barquentine a three-masted vessel, with the fore-mast square-rigged, and the main-mast and mizzen-mast fore-and-aft rigged
    • n Barquentine bär′ken-tēn same as Barkantine (q.v. under Bark, a ship).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed from Barque, like Brigantine from Brig.


In literature:

The barquentine had her sails loosed, but not hoisted.
"Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger" by John Masefield
She was rigged as a barquentine.
"With Airship and Submarine" by Harry Collingwood
Nothing but sit tight and hope that his boat would not be discovered in the gloom of the barquentine's shadow.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
Most of them had been to the West Indies in schooners, brigs and barquentines.
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace

In news:

Results of an appraisal well near the Barquentine discovery off Mozambique has added confidence to Anadarko Petroleum Corp.'s plans for a liquefied natural gas plant fed by gas from Offshore Area 1 discoveries.