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razee

[rey-zee] /reɪˈzi/
noun
1.
a ship, especially a warship, reduced in height by the removal of the upper deck.
verb (used with object), razeed, razeeing.
2.
to cut down (a wooden ship) by removing the upper deck.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < French (vaisseau) rasé razed (ship), past participle of raser to raze
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razee

/ˈræziː/
noun (pl) razees
1.
a sailing ship that has had its upper deck or decks removed
verb (transitive) razees, razeeing, razeed
2.
to remove the upper deck or decks of (a sailing ship)
Word Origin
C19: from French rasée shaved close, from raser to raze
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