Definition of barkentine in English:



(British barquentine)
  • A sailing ship similar to a bark but square-rigged only on the foremast.

    ‘Events such as Monday's parade of sail, where square-rigged barquentines and brigantines raise their sails and tour the harbour, evoke images of a time before steamships and attract thousands of binocular-toting sailing fans.’
    • ‘The cadets and professional sailors on-board the four-masted barquentine, a training ship owned by the Japanese government, scrubbed the vessel down for public tours this week.’
    • ‘Like its sister ship, the Nippon Maru, which visited Richmond two years ago for the Tall Ships Festival, the Kaiwo Maru is a four-masted barquentine.’
    • ‘See to it we appear generous, give him the best barquentine we have in port at the moment.’
    • ‘But above decks, they are superb replicas of the sleek, four-masted barquentines which dominated sea travel at the end of the 19th Century.’
    • ‘The Tropic Bird was a three masted Barkentine built by master shipbuilder John Kruse at the Coos Bay Oregon, shipyard of Captain Asa Meade Simpson.’
    • ‘Her rig is barquentine with fore and aft sails on all except the forward most mast which has 3 square sails.’
    • ‘This superb barquentine is used by the Navy of the Sultanate of Oman as a training ship and as an ambassador to other sailing nations.’
    • ‘These Schooners along with several other larger four masted Schooners and Barkentines would help pioneer the lucrative sugar trade from Hawaii to California’s C&H refiners near San Francisco.’
    • ‘Through many old photographs and stirring true stories, an appreciation for the schooners, barkentines and other wind vessels and their crew is constructed.’
    • ‘Some types such as barkentines and brigantines were introduced in the early 1800s, but were replaced by schooners, which could sail across the wind.’
    • ‘What I find so interesting is that all the ships Hind, Rolph had built, whether four masted Schooners of four masted Barkentines, they were all nearly identical.’
    • ‘Some of the larger craft built in the Civil War era were fitted out as barkentines, with square sails forward and schooner-rigged main and mizzen masts. ...’



/ˈbärkənˌtēn/ /ˈbɑrkənˌtin/


Late 17th century from barque, on the pattern of brigantine.