from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See bark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as 3d bark, n.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A sailing vessel of three or more masts, with all masts but the sternmost square-rigged, the sternmost being fore-and-aft-rigged
  • noun archaic any small sailing vessel
  • noun poetic a sailing vessel or boat of any kind

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts


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From Middle English barke 'boat', from Middle French barque, from Late Latin barca, from Vulgar Latin barica, from Ancient Greek βάρις (báris) 'Egyptian boat', from Coptic bari 'small boat', from Egyptian bēre. Possibly cognate with Spanish barco


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