xebec

noun
xe·​bec | \ˈzē-ˌbek, zi-ˈbek \

Definition of xebec 

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

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First Known Use of xebec

1756, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for xebec

modification of French chebec, from Arabic shabbāk

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