A sailing ship similar to a barque but with only the foremast square-rigged and the remaining masts rigged fore and aft.
More example sentences
- 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.
late 17th century: from barque, on the pattern of brigantine.
Definition of barquentine in:
- The US English dictionary