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A two-masted sailing ship, square-rigged on the foremast and having a fore-and-aft mainsail, often with square main topsails.
[French brigantin, from Old French brigandin, from Old Italian brigantino, skirmishing ship, from brigante, skirmisher; see brigand.]
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(Nautical Terms) a two-masted sailing ship, rigged square on the foremast and fore-and-aft with square topsails on the mainmast
[C16: from Old Italian brigantino pirate ship, from brigante brigand]
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brig•an•tine(ˈbrɪg ənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn)
1. a two-masted sailing vessel, square-rigged on the foremast with a fore-and-aft mainsail and square upper sails.
[1515–25; brigandyn < Middle French brigandin < Medieval Latin brigantinus or early Italian brigantino]
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