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Definition of "barque" [barque]

  • Variant of bark3. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "barque" in a sentence
  • "Its prettiness helps explain its survival in boxes and cupboards for more than half a century, its original tuition (example: how to tell a barque from a brigantine) long forgotten."
  • "The other three turned to see what it was that had so disturbed their comrade, and then they, too, were struck dumb with consternation; for, standing at the door of the companion-hatch -- the barque was a flush-decked vessel -- was the mandarin whom they had left for dead."
  • "Now it chanced that among the cargo carried by the barque was a small launch intended for the use of a plantation owner in South America."