Definition of Brigantine

1. Noun. Two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged on the mainmast.

Exact synonyms: Hermaphrodite Brig
Generic synonyms: Sailing Ship, Sailing Vessel

Definition of Brigantine

1. n. A practical vessel.

Definition of Brigantine

1. Noun. (nautical) a two-masted vessel, square-rigged on the foremast, but fore-and-aft-rigged on the mainmast ¹

2. Noun. (alternative form of brigandine) ¹

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Definition of Brigantine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brigantine

brigantine (current term)
bright's disease
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
bright-line rule
bright and morning star
bright as a new penny(p)
bright blue
bright eyed and bushy tailed
bright field
bright field illumination

Literary usage of Brigantine

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1. Cases on Constitutional Law: With Notes by James Bradley Thayer (1895)
"The libel alleges, that sundry enumerated goods, wares, and merchandise, on the 17th day of March last, on the high seas, were put from said brigantine on ..."

2. Opinions of Eminent Lawyers on Various Points of English Jurisprudence by George Chalmers (1858)
"2he Advocate-General, Sir John Cooke's opinion on the seizure of a Spanish brigantine, on the high seas, by an uncommissioned vessel. ..."

3. Cases and Opinions on Constitutional Law: And Various Points of English by William Forsyth (1869)
"OPINION of the Kings Advocate, Sin JOHN COOKE, on the seizure of a Spanish brigantine, on the High Seas, by an Uncommissioned Vessel. 1708. ..."

4. Reports of Cases Adjudged in the District Court of South Carolina by Pennsylvania Court of Admiralty, Francis Hopkinson, South Carolina Court of admiralty (1810)
"That the brigantine having parted with the convoy, through accident, near the island of Cuba, was, on the 16th of May, fired at, and captured as prize by ..."

5. History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Prescott, John Foster Kirk (1904)
"At the end of two months a brigantine was completed, rudely put together, but strong and of sufficient burden to carry half the company,—the first vessel ..."

6. Old Marblehead Sea Captains and the Ships in which They Sailed by Marblehead historical society, Benjamin James Lindsey (1915)
"1822 brigantine "Nancy," 150 T. brigantine "Nancy" was condemned and sold in 1830. ... 1812 Seaman Privateer brigantine "Alfred." 1820 Schooner "Caesar. ..."

7. History of the American Whale Fishery from Its Earliest Inception to the by Alexander Starbuck (1878)
"Thomas Jenkins and Stephen Hussey, of Nantucket, brigantine Polly; John Barnard, ... Francis Rotch and Leonard Jarvis, of Dartmouth, brigantine Falkland ..."

8. Absegami: Annals of Eyren Haven and Atlantic City, 1609 to 1904 by Alfred Miller Heston (1904)
"But before any surveys were made, a brigantine loaded with supplies ... From this incident the early settlers called the nameless island brigantine Beach. ..."

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