Bark

Definition of Bark

v. t.1.To strip the bark from; to peel.
[imp. & p. p. Barked ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Barking.]
2.To abrade or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark one's heel.
3.To girdle. See Girdle, v. t., 3.
4.To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark; as, to bark the roof of a hut.
v. i.1.To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs; - said of some animals, but especially of dogs.
2.To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.
They bark, and say the Scripture maketh heretics.
- Tyndale.
Where there is the barking of the belly, there no other commands will be heard, much less obeyed.
- Fuller.
n.1.The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog; a similar sound made by some other animals.
1.
1.Formerly, any small sailing vessel, as a pinnace, fishing smack, etc.; also, a rowing boat; a barge. Now applied poetically to a sailing vessel or boat of any kind.
2.(Naut.) A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.

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