Bark, Barque (?), n. [F. barque, fr. Sp. or It. barca, fr. LL. barca for barica. See Barge.]

1.

Formerly, any small sailing vessel, as a pinnace, fishing smack, etc.; also, a rowing boat; a barge. Now applied poetically to a sailing vessel or boat of any kind.

Byron.

2. Naut.

A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast squarerigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.

 

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Barque (?), n.

Same as 3d Bark, n.

 

© Webster 1913.

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