noun car·rack \ˈka-rək, -rik\

Definition of carrack

  1. :  a beamy (see beamy 2) sailing ship especially of the 15th and 16th centuries

Origin and Etymology of carrack

Middle English carrake, from Anglo-French carrak, from Old Spanish carraca, from Arabic qarāqīr, plural of qurqūr merchant ship, from Greek kerkouros light vessel

First Known Use: 14th century

Learn More about carrack

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up carrack? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).