noun xe·bec \ˈzē-ˌbek, zi-ˈ\

Definition of XEBEC

:  a usually 3-masted Mediterranean sailing ship with long overhanging bow and stern

Illustration of XEBEC

Origin of XEBEC

modification of French chebec, from Arabic shabbāk
First Known Use: 1756

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay


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