razee

noun

ra·​zee rā-ˈzē How to pronounce razee (audio)
: a wooden warship with the upper deck cut away

Word History

Etymology

French (vaisseau) rasé, literally, cut-off ship

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of razee was in 1794

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Cite this Entry

“Razee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razee. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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