brigantine

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English[edit]

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a brigantine rigged vessel

Etymology 1[edit]

1525, a small rowing vessel, brigandyns, from Middle French brigandin, probably from Italian brigante - skirmisher, pirate, brigand, from Latin brigare to fight.

Noun[edit]

brigantine (plural brigantines)

  1. (nautical) a two-masted vessel, square-rigged on the foremast, but fore-and-aft-rigged mainsail with a square-rig above it on the mainmast.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Variant forms.

Noun[edit]

brigantine (plural brigantines)

  1. Alternative form of brigandine

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

brigantine f (plural brigantines)

  1. trapeze-shaped type of sail

References[edit]

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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