Definition of carrack
: a beamy sailing ship especially of the 15th and 16th centuries
Origin of carrack
Middle English carrake, from Anglo-French carrak, from Old Spanish carraca, from Arabic qarāqīr, plural of qurqūr merchant ship, from Greek kerkouros light vessel
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with carrack
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