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caïque

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noun ca·ïque \kä-ˈēk, ˈkīk\

Definition of caïque

  1. 1 :  a light skiff used on the Bosporus

  2. 2 :  a Levantine sailing vessel



Origin and Etymology of caïque

French, from Turkish kayık


First Known Use: 1625


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