caballito

noun ca·ba·lli·to \ˌkabəˈyē(ˌ)tō\

Definition of caballito

plural

-s

  1. :  a small fishing boat made of reeds and used off the coast of Peru

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Origin and Etymology of caballito

American Spanish short for caballito del mar, literally, little sea horse, from caballito (diminutive of caballo horse) + del mar of the sea


First Known Use: 1840


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of caballito


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