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a sailing vessel with its foremast square-rigged and its two other masts rigged fore and aft
Origin: < bark, modeled on brigantine
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A sailing ship with from three to five masts of which only the foremast is square-rigged, the others being fore-and-aft rigged.
Origin: Probably bark3 + (brig)antine.