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  • n. Plural form of brigantine.


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  • During these things, the reuerend lord great master carefull and busie to haue euerything necessary, as men and other strengths, sent vessels called brigantines, for to cause the wafters of the sea to come vnto Rhodes for the keeping and fortifying of the towne, the which at the first sending came and presented their persons and ships to the seruice of the religion.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • There were also a miscellaneous assortment of small craft, known in those days as "brigantines," employed in the carriage of stores and ammunition.

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

  • -- E.] [Footnote 156: Foists are described as a kind of brigantines, rather larger than half gallies, and much used by the Turks and other eastern nations in those days for war.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 07

  • The Spaniards had built 13 brigantines while in Tlaxcalan territory and now planned to use the vessels in a naval assault on Tenochtitlan.

    Cuauhtemoc: winner in defeat (1495–1525)

  • The brigantines were launched April 28, 1521, and land operations began a few days later.

    Cuauhtemoc: winner in defeat (1495–1525)

  • Devising a new strategy, Cortés built a fleet of brigantines for his next attack.

    The Spanish Conquest (1519-1521)

  • The vessels employed in this service are usually Greek brigs or brigantines and schooners, and the number of passengers stowed in them is almost always horribly excessive.


  • A number of Greek brigs and brigantines were at anchor in the bay of Beyrout.


  • Para — the “town” as they call it in that country — with its picturesque lines of white houses at many different levels, its convents nestled among the palm-trees, the steeples of its cathedral and of Nostra Senora de Merced, and the flotilla of its brigantines, brigs, and barks, which form its commercial communications with the old world.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • Wherefore hee made most extreme diligence to rigge and apparell many ships and vessels of diuers sorts, as galliasses, gallies, pallandres, fustes, and brigantines, to the number of 350. sailes and moe. 273 When the prisoner that the sayd de Merall did send into Turkie had done his commission, hee returned into Rhodes, whereof euery man had maruell.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation


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