A practical vessel
- 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.
"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).
(n.) A practical vessel.
- (n.) A two-masted, square-rigged vessel, varying from a brig because she does not carry a square mainsail.
Buccaneer: Kisber (D), Formosa (0, L), Brigantine (0).