Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Bark: A vessel square-rigged on all but the aftermost mast, which is fore-and-aft rigged. Also spelled Barque. Most were three-masted, some were four- or five-masted vessels. Before the mid 18th century the term Barque or Bark was often used for any three-masted vessel not fitting any other accepted nomenclature or category.

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