also bar·quen·tine  (bär′kən-tēn′)
A sailing ship with from three to five masts of which only the foremast is square-rigged, the others being fore-and-aft rigged.

[Probably bark + (brig)antine.]
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(ˈbɑːkənˌtiːn) or


(Nautical Terms) US and Canadian a sailing ship of three or more masts rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft on the others. British spellings: barquentine or barquantine
[C17: from barque + (brig)antine]
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(ˈbɑr kənˌtin)

a sailing vessel having three or more masts, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft-rigged on the other masts.
[1685–95, Amer.; bark3 + (brig) antine]
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References in classic literature ?
The Fuwalda, a barkentine of about one hundred tons, was a vessel of the type often seen in coastwise trade in the far southern Atlantic, their crews composed of the offscourings of the sea--unhanged murderers and cutthroats of every race and every nation.
Yet I know that I arrived this very morning from China, with a quick passage to my credit, and master of the barkentine Harvester.
It was originally named the Prins Valdemar, a Danish barkentine that sank in Biscayne Bay at the height of the 1920s building boom.
at the Harbour Pointe Golf Club, located at 1105 Barkentine Drive.
Life at sea started early for Jack, as he was usually called, when he dropped out of high school and boarded the school ship, Ranger (later Nantucket), a steam barkentine vessel built in 1870.
About four weeks into a voyage from Jamaica, past Havana, and up the Atlantic coast to Pennsylvania, his ship, the barkentine Reformation, met with violent storms and ran aground on the Florida coast, just north of present-day West Palm Beach.
The first thirteen chapters cover the crimes of Captain Adolph Cornelius "Hellfire" Pedersen of the barkentine Puako, who beat, starved, and otherwise tortured members of his crew so fiercely during a 1918 voyage from British Columbia to Cape Town that two sailors committed suicide.
In the passage quoted above, Hemingway describes the plight of an executive anguishing over the state of his tax affairs as he spends the night on a yacht lying at a finger pier in the Key West marina: "On one of the largest yachts, a handsome, black, barkentine rigged three-master, a sixty-year-old grain broker lay awake worrying about the report he had received from his office of the activities of the investigators from the Internal Revenue Bureau" (THHN 233).
"500 Yugoslavs Visit Barkentine Jadran: Training Ship Receives Members of Some 25 Societies." New York Times, 26 June 1938, 23.
Purists might say a ship can only be used to describe a large sailing vessel with a specific square rigged sail, as opposed to barkentine or schooner.
1,100 Tons, More or Less, of Italian Marble, salvors were awarded title to the 123 tons of marble they raised from a Norwegian barkentine, the Cynthia, which ran aground off the coast of Virginia in 1894.(19) The vessel laid in shallow water with its main mast above water for 66 years before successful salvage efforts were attempted.