Had he not scuttled a Spanish carack four years ago in the bay of Funchal?
She proposed that Brian take one carack and she the other, but at this Brian laughed.
A dozen men in the tops of the carack were balancing a huge stone with the intention of dropping it over on the English deck.
A little before night the carack put to sea, when we also weighed and made sail after her.
But the carack was still burning, and not a man belonging to her was to be seen.
But, of 700 who sailed in the carack, there came not above 250 to Goa, as we were afterwards credibly informed.
Grief-stricken his corsairs bore him back aboard the carack.
Nuala had sent fifty of her men to join Turlough, left twenty to hold her castle, and had ten with her upon the carack.
She was a large ship of the corvette kind, with something of the carack and something of the polacca about her.
Her second carack had fallen behind, a shot having sent its foremast overside, but the other two ships were driving in.
merchant ship, late 14c., from Old French caraque "large, square-rigged sailing vessel," from Spanish carraca, related to Medieval Latin carraca, Italian caracca, all of uncertain origin, perhaps from Arabic qaraqir, plural of qurqur "merchant ship." The Arabic word perhaps was from Latin carricare (see charge (v.)) or Greek karkouros "boat, pinnacle."