zabra

noun
za·​bra | \ ˈzäbrə, ˈsä- \
plural -s

Definition of zabra

: a sailing vessel resembling a small frigate and used chiefly by the Spanish in the 16th and 17th centuries

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History and Etymology for zabra

Spanish, from Catalan atzaura, from Arabic zawraq small boat

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“Zabra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zabra. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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