- US Canadian a sailing ship of three or more masts rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft on the others
British spellings: barquentine, barquantine
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Nautical, Naval Termsa sailing vessel having three or more masts, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft-rigged on the other masts.
- bark3 + (brig)antine 1685–95, American.