What does brigantine mean?

brigantine meaning in General Dictionary

A practical vessel

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  • two-masted cruising vessel square-rigged in the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged regarding the mainmast
  • an useful vessel.
  • A two-masted, square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig because she will not carry a square mainsail.
  • See Brigandine.

brigantine meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"tiny two-masted ship," 1520s, from Middle French brigandin (15c.), from Italian brigantino, possibly "skirmishing vessel, pirate ship," from brigante "skirmisher, pirate, brigand" from brigare "fight" (see brigade).


brigantine - German to English

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  • brigandine

brigantine meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A practical vessel.

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  • (n.) A two-masted, square-rigged vessel, varying from a brig because she does not carry a square mainsail.

Sentence Examples with the word brigantine

Buccaneer: Kisber (D), Formosa (0, L), Brigantine (0).

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