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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Origin and Etymology of xebec

modification of French chebec, from Arabic shabbāk

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