caïque

noun
ca·​ïque | \ kä-ˈēk How to pronounce caïque (audio) , ˈkīk \

Definition of caïque

1 : a light skiff used on the Bosporus
2 : a Levantine sailing vessel

First Known Use of caïque

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for caïque

French, from Turkish kayık

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“Caïque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ca%C3%AFque. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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