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xebec

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noun xe·bec \ˈzē-ˌbek, zi-ˈ\

Definition of xebec

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



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Origin of xebec

modification of French chebec, from Arabic shabbāk


First Known Use: 1756

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