from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of bark3.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sailing vessel of three or more masts, with all masts but the sternmost square-rigged, the sternmost being fore-and-aft-rigged
- n. any small sailing vessel
- n. a sailing vessel or boat of any kind
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as 3d bark, n.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See bark.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts
Its prettiness helps explain its survival in boxes and cupboards for more than half a century, its original tuition (example: how to tell a barque from a brigantine) long forgotten.
The other three turned to see what it was that had so disturbed their comrade, and then they, too, were struck dumb with consternation; for, standing at the door of the companion-hatch -- the barque was a flush-decked vessel -- was the mandarin whom they had left for dead.
Now it chanced that among the cargo carried by the barque was a small launch intended for the use of a plantation owner in South America.
For half the year the barque is the home of the government's marine biologist, and his office and laboratory, wherein scientific investigation and experimentation are in constant progress, are in houses built on the quarter-deck.
Just ahead of the barque was a very handsome brigantine, also bound for the Friendly Islands.
By sundown the brigantine was hull down ahead of us, though the barque was a very smart vessel, and we were then making eleven knots.
The barque was the slowest craft of the three, and Joe Lockett had every stitch of canvas set, to enable him to keep up with the others.
Some brigs are larger than barques, but _generally_ the barque is the larger vessel.
I thank the Lord that I was able to fulfil all my duties while on board the barque, that is, to preach once on the Sabbath, hold prayers every morning and evening, and say grace at every meal.
The Looking-Glass: Being a True Report and Narrative of the Life, Travels, and Labors of the Rev. Daniel H. Peterson, a Colored Clergyman; Embracing a Period of Time from the Year 1812 to 1854, and Including His Visit to Western Africa
The barque was a poor sailer; we thought it a good run if she made eight knots an hour, so no wonder we did not reach Singapore till May 23,