- 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.