It has been erroneously derived from the Arabic caique, supposed to have been applied to the native boats by early explorers.
He went down the ladder by the side of the boat, and was pulled away in a caique.
Some day, perhaps, I shall tell you what they are, in a caique on the sweet waters of Asia or among the cypresses of Eyub.
The mast of the caique had gone right through one of the windows in the stern.
It is a long, light canoe (caique,) large at one end and tapering to a knife blade at the other.
A caique is in readiness to carry us onward to the bridge of Galata.
I have seen it so before; and where would you be with your caique then, Monsieur Soyer?
But if you find a caique, how are we going to get across the river to join you?
Then we landed (but not in a caique), and went roaming through the yellow town.
For "communication by caique" is surely a phrase of delight.