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Variant of barkentine.
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(ˈbɑːkənˌtiːn) or


(Nautical Terms) a sailing ship of three or more masts rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft on the others. Usual US and Canadian spelling: barkentine
[C17: from barque + (brig)antine]
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