Definition of barque noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɑːk//
; NAmE NAmE//bɑːrk//
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a sailing ship with three or more masts (= posts that support the sails) Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, probably from Provençal barca, from late Latin barca ‘ship's boat’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: barque