barkentine


barkentine
/bahr"keuhn teen'/, n. Naut.
a sailing vessel having three or more masts, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft-rigged on the other masts.
Also, barkantine, barquentine, barquantine.
[1685-95, Amer.; BARK3 + (BRIG)ANTINE]

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ship
also spelled  barquentine 

      sailing ship of three or more masts having fore-and-aft sails on all but the front mast (foremast), which is square rigged. Because of the reduction of square sails, it required fewer crew members and was popular in the Pacific after its introduction about 1830.

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  • barkentine — ☆ barkentine [bär′kən tēn΄ ] n. [< BARK3, modeled on BRIGANTINE] a sailing vessel with its foremast square rigged and its two other masts rigged fore and aft …   English World dictionary

  • Barkentine — Schonerbark Mercator unter Segeln Eine Schonerbark ist ein Großsegler, den man auch als Barkentine (früher eine Schonerbark mit Rahtopp am Großmast), Hermaphrodit Bark (Zwitter Bark; engl. hermaphrodite barque oder barquentine) oder seltener als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • barkentine — esp. US var. of BARQUENTINE. * * * barkentine variant of barquentine …   Useful english dictionary

  • barkentine — or barquentine noun Etymology: 5bark + entine, alteration of antine (as in brigantine) Date: 1693 a sailing ship of three or more masts with the foremast square rigged and the others fore and aft rigged …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Barkentine — (Barkantine), Schonerbark (Barkschoner); dreimastiges Segelschiff mit vollgetakeltem Fockmast, wahrend Groß und Besanmast nur Schratsegel fahren …   Maritimes Wörterbuch

  • Barkentine — I skibsterminologi betegnelsen for et tremastet fartøj hvor de to forreste master fører råsejl …   Danske encyklopædi

  • barkentine — n. type of sailing ship …   English contemporary dictionary

  • barkentine — noun US spelling of barquentine …   English new terms dictionary

  • barkentine — bar·ken·tine …   English syllables