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caïque

[kah-eek] /kɑˈik/
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
1615-1625
1615-25; < French < Italian caicco < Turkish kayιk; replacing caik < Turkish kayιk
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caïque

/kaɪˈiːk/
noun
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
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Italian caicco, from Turkish kayik
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