Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of bark3.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sailing vessel of three or more masts, with all masts but the sternmost square-rigged, the sternmost being fore-and-aft-rigged
  • n. any small sailing vessel
  • n. a sailing vessel or boat of any kind

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as 3d bark, n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See bark.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts

Etymologies

From Middle English barke 'boat', from Middle French barque, from Late Latin barca, from Vulgar Latin barica, from Ancient Greek βάρις (báris) 'Egyptian boat', from Coptic bari 'small boat', from Egyptian bēre. Possibly cognate with Spanish barco (Wiktionary)

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