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n. - A sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts.

Usage examples (25)
  • But the barque is a good sailer, and does not reduce her sail or heave-to.
  • Just ahead of the barque was a very handsome brigantine, also bound for the Friendly Islands.
  • By sundown the brigantine was hull down ahead of us, though the barque was a very smart vessel, and we were then making eleven knots.
  • The barque was the slowest craft of the three, and Joe Lockett had every stitch of canvas set, to enable him to keep up with the others. for more
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  • The captain of the "barque" (sailing ship) loved to "bark" (snarl or command) his orders.
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