Barkentine



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

I pulled your barkentine Retriever out of the breakers this morning.
Cappy Ricks 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 W. C. Morrow

Only the barkentine brought to Padre Ignacio the signs from the world that he once had known and loved so dearly.
Padre Ignacio Owen Wister

The barkentine went right between the Louisiana and the Georgia.
With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews

The priest watched through his glasses, and saw the gradual sun grow strong upon the canvas of the barkentine.
The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories Owen Wister

A barkentine with a dim light was sighted about 800 yards to the west of Admiral Evans’s squadron.
With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews

She is barkentine rigged, a hundred and twenty feet long, with a speed of nine knots.
In Search of a Siberian Klondike Homer B. Hulbert

The barkentine has three masts—mainmast and mizzen-mast fore-and-aft rigged and foremast square rigged.
Boat-Building and Boating Daniel Carter Beard

Cappy smiled, and outlined to the Swede the conditions surrounding the barkentine Retriever.
Cappy Ricks Peter B. Kyne

“I’d ruther try to steer a raft of lashed hen-coops from here to Bonis Airs and back, under a barkentine rig,” snapped the Cap’n.
The Skipper and the Skipped Holman Day

noun
(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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