from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of barquentine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A threemasted vessel, having the foremast square-rigged, and the others schooner-rigged. [Spelled also barquentine, barkantine, etc.] See Illust. in Append.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See barkantine.
Probably bark3 + (brig)antine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)