The sharp explosive cry of certain animals, especially a dog, fox, or seal. The tough, protective outer sheath of the trunk, branches, and twigs of a tree or woody shrub. A sailing ship, typically with three masts, in which the foremast and mainmast are square-rigged and the mizzenmast is rigged fore-and-aft. (of a dog or other animal) emit a bark. Utter (a command or question) abruptly or aggressively. Strip the bark from (a tree or piece of wood). Tan or dye (leather or other materials) using the tannins found in bark.