a sailing vessel having three or more masts, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft-rigged on the other masts.
Historical Examples

The sail was a barkantine, three points on the weather bow, hull down.
Sailing Alone Around The World Joshua Slocum

(US & Canadian) a sailing ship of three or more masts rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft on the others British spellings barquentine, barquantine


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