Definition of brigantine in English:


Line breaks: brig¦an|tine
Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪg(ə)ntiːn


  • A two-masted sailing ship with a square-rigged foremast and a mainmast rigged fore and aft.
    More example sentences
    • The brigantine Young Endeavour, a bicentennial gift from the United Kingdom to Australia, is a unique ship.
    • A tall and handsome man stood strong against the blowing wind, gazing out from the bow of a large brigantine ship.
    • The chart holds the key to the location of the wreck of an eighteenth-century brigantine.


early 16th century (denoting a small vessel used by pirates): from Old French, from Italian brigantino, from brigante (see brigand).

More definitions of brigantine

Definition of brigantine in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space