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: a beamy sailing ship especially of the 15th and 16th centuries
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14th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English carrake, from Anglo-French carrak, from Old Spanish carraca, from Arabic qarāqīr, plural of qurqūr merchant ship, from Greek kerkouros light vessel
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