- a two-masted ship like a hermaphrodite brig but with a square-rigged topsail on the mainmast
- hermaphrodite brig
Origin of brigantineearlier brigandyn from Middle French brigandin from OIt brigantino from brigante, brigand
Origin of brigantineFrench brigantin from Old French brigandin from Old Italian brigantino skirmishing ship from brigante skirmisher ; see brigand .
1525, a small rowing vessel, brigandyns, from Middle French brigandin, probably from Italian brigante - skirmisher, pirate, brigand, from Latin brigare to fight.
- Alternative form of brigandine.