Definition of brigantine in English:

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brigantine

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪɡ(ə)ntiːn/

noun

A two-masted sailing ship with a square-rigged foremast and a mainmast rigged fore and aft.
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.

Origin

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

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Line breaks: brig¦an|tine

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