What does barque mean?

barque meaning in General Dictionary

Same as 3d Bark letter

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  • a sailing ship with 3 (or higher) masts
  • Formerly, any tiny sailing vessel, as a pinnace, fishing smack, etc.; in addition, a rowing boat; a barge. Now applied poetically to a sailing vessel or ship of any kind.
  • A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.
  • just like 3d Bark, n.

barque meaning in Etymology Dictionary

variant of bark (n.2).


barque meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Formerly, any little sailing vessel, as a pinnace, fishing smack, etc.; additionally, a rowing motorboat; a barge. Today applied poetically to a sailing vessel or motorboat of any sort.

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  • (n.) A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.
  • (letter.) identical to 3d Bark, n.