carrack

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noun car·rack \ˈka-rək, -rik\

Definition of carrack

  1. :  a beamy 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


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