caique

caïque

[kah-eek]
noun
1.
a single-masted sailing vessel used on the eastern Mediterranean Sea, having a sprit mainsail, a square topsail, and two or more other sails.
2.
a long, narrow rowboat used on the Bosporus.
Also, caique.


Origin:
1615–25; < French < Italian caicco < Turkish kayιk; replacing caik < Turkish kayιk

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caïque (kaɪˈiːk)
 
n
1.  a long narrow light rowing skiff used on the Bosporus
2.  a sailing vessel of the E Mediterranean with a sprit mainsail, square topsail, and two or more jibs or other sails
 
[C17: from French, from Italian caicco, from Turkish kayik]

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