xebec

noun

: a usually 3-masted Mediterranean sailing ship with long overhanging bow and stern

Illustration of xebec

Illustration of xebec

Word History

Etymology

modification of French chebec, from Arabic shabbāk

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of xebec was in 1756

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“Xebec.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xebec. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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xebec

noun
: a usually three-masted Mediterranean sailing ship with long overhanging bow and stern

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