brigantine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brigantine two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged on the mainmast
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Brigantine A practical vessel.
    • Brigantine A two-masted, square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig in that she does not carry a square mainsail.
    • Brigantine See Brigandine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brigantine A small two-masted vessel, square-rigged on both masts, but with a fore-and-aft mainsail and the mainmast considerably longer than the foremast. It differs from a hermaphrodite brig in having a square topsail and topgallantsail on the mainmast. This term is variously applied by mariners of different nations, but the above is its most generally accepted definition.
    • n brigantine A robber.
    • n brigantine Robbery.
    • n brigantine Same as brigandine.
    • n brigantine A quarter-galley, known for its delicate lines, swiftness, and quick handling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Brigantine a coat-of-mail, composed of linen or leather, with steel rings or plates sewed upon it
    • n Brigantine brig′an-tīn a two-masted vessel, with the mainmast of a schooner and the foremast of a brig.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. brigantin, fr. It. brigantino, originally, a practical vessel. See Brigand, and cf. Brig
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. brigantin—It. brigantine, a pirate ship.

Usage

In literature:

As soon as we realised that the crew of the brigantine had no intention of heaving-to and picking us up we again brought the gig to the wind.
"Turned Adrift" by Harry Collingwood
Captain Want went into his ship and sailed into the Gulph of Persia and the Brigantine (he thinkes) went to the Coast of Ethiopia.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
One who escaped was kept as a slave, and the brigantine, to avoid capture, hurriedly put to sea.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
At the apparition of the brigantine the Unicorn at once proceeded to place herself in her wake, at a signal which she made to her.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
You do not suppose we have yet done with the brigantine?
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
Ah, if she'd only been a brigantine now!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
On February 10th a German brigantine was driven ashore.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He'll get the news by the mail brigantine; and he'll think of course we're making straight for Sydney.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It is a Turkish brigantine.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
Yesterday the brigantine came in from San Francisco, so we can get our letters off soon.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

As I stood upon the sandy beach
One morn near Pentland Ferry,
I saw a beautiful brigantine,
And all her crew seem'd merry.
"The Wreck of the 'Thomas Dryden' in Pentland Firth" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then the sea began to swell,
And seem'd like mountains high,
And the sailors on board that brigantine
To God for help did loudly cry.
"The Wreck of the 'Thomas Dryden' in Pentland Firth" by William Topaz McGonagall
Where in dreams we entered on
Wonders eyes have never seen:
Whither often we have gone,
Sailing a dream-brigantine
On from voyaging dawn to dawn.
"Voyagers" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

According to the Brigantine Office of Emergency Management Office via Facebook, Brigantine has issued VOLUNTARY evacuation orders or Brigantine Beach, NJ starting now.
WATER CAME UP through Nikki Brunetti's toilets, through her shower and under her doors, slowly rising to unimaginable depths inside her Brigantine home last week.
PIC 3 Tuesday February 28 2012 Fitness trainer Marissa Tartal of Brigantine at Tilton Fitness in Galloway.
President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov Chris Christie talk with citizens who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy, while surveying storm damage in Brigantine, N.J. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza).
Action News viewer John Waldron sent us this picture of a waterspout off the shore of Brigantine, New Jersey on Tuesday August 14, 2012.
A Chevy pickup truck crashed into the stairwell of an apartment complex on Brigantine Court this morning.
Coast Guard handout photo of homes displaced after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline in Brigantine.
President Obama and New Jersey Gov Chris Christie at the Brigantine Beach Community Center in Brigantine, N.J.
President Obama and New Jersey Gov Chris Christie at the Brigantine Beach Community Center in Brigantine, N.J. Where they met with local residents displaced by Sandy.
President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Jersey Gov Chris Christie meets with local residents at the Brigantine Beach Community Center in Brigantine, NJ.
President Barack Obama embraces Donna Vanzant during a tour of a neighborhood hit by superstorm Sandy on Wednesday in Brigantine, N.J.
The Links at Brigantine Beach — North Shore Drive, Brigantine.
President Barack Obama speaks as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looks on as they visit a shelter for Hurricane Sandy victims in Brigantine, New Jersey, on October 31th, 2012.
Democrats' savior has arrived in the GOP empire of Brigantine.
Self-employed Brigantine woman drove custard truck, backhoe.
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