American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sailing ship with from three to five masts of which only the foremast is square-rigged, the others being fore-and-aft rigged.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See barkantine.
- n. sailing alternative spelling of barquentine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) A threemasted vessel, having the foremast square-rigged, and the others schooner-rigged. [Spelled also
barquentine, barkantine, etc.] See Illust.in Append.
- Probably bark3 + (brig)antine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On the 22d of August, 1696, this baby, a puny, fretful boy, was carried down the street of Port Royal, Jamaica, and on board the "barkentine”
“barkentine;" should she be a two-master, and have yards on both, she is a "brig;" should she have yards on the foremast only, she is a”
“Yet I know that I arrived this very morning from China, with a quick passage to my credit, and master of the barkentine Harvester.”
“Three times she had changed her rigging and now sailed as a barkentine, bound for a speculative run to Manila for an overload of mahogany which the Khedive of Egypt required for a palace he was building.”
“In 1406, Queen Margaret, it will be remembered, laid an interdict upon trade with them: for two centuries afterward not even a passing barkentine touched upon the Greenland shore.”
“A barkentine, loaded with molave timber and carrying native passengers, had been driven ashore at the port that day, and the _One Lung_ had gone to the rescue and taken off the passengers.”
“We passed a ship, two schooners, and a four-masted barkentine under the smallest of canvas, and at eleven o'clock, running up the spanker and jib, we hove her to, and in another hour we were beating back again against the aftersea under full sail to regain the sealing ground away to the westward.”
“He destroyed no less than fifteen piratical crafts of all sizes, from a large half-decked whaleboat to a three-hundred-ton barkentine.”
“He was delighted to find that a miniature barkentine, which he had built with corks, paper, and thread when he was seven years old, still stood on his mother's mantelpiece.”
“Peasley -- 'Accept this telegram as your formal appointment to command of our barkentine, Retriever, vice Matthew Peasley, discharged this day; forwarding to-morrow certificate of change of master.”
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