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polacre

/pəʊˈlɑːkə/
noun
1.
a three-masted sailing vessel used in the Mediterranean
Word Origin
C17: from either French polacre or Italian polacca Pole or Polish; origin unknown
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  • The three Spanish vessels had all been edging in towards shore, and the polacre anchored just before sunset.

    Held Fast For England G. A. Henty
  • She was astern just now, and she is abreast of the polacre now, as near as I can make out.

    Held Fast For England G. A. Henty
  • Crack—another rally from the masked battery; the next minute, we had swept round the stern of the polacre, and were alongside.

  • The polacre may be one thing, or another, but I should hardly think she has come across the Atlantic.

    Held Fast For England G. A. Henty
  • At four in the afternoon they rounded the Point, the polacre a few hundred yards ahead, and both flying Spanish colours.

    Held Fast For England G. A. Henty
  • "Hoist the topgallant sails," for the brig had been under easy sail, to enable her to hold her place with the polacre.

    Held Fast For England G. A. Henty
  • Captain Lockett rowed to the polacre, and examined his prize; and then, taking Bob in his boat, rowed to the barque.

    Held Fast For England G. A. Henty
  • I must confer with the captain about a little cruise he can undertake even to-day with his polacre.

    The Knight of Malta Eugene Sue
  • The polacre herself is, as I see by her papers, only two years old, and seems a fine craft.

    Held Fast For England G. A. Henty
  • After a few tacks, he distinguished perfectly the commander's black galley and Captain Trinquetaille's polacre to his windward.

    The Knight of Malta Eugene Sue

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