The small cannon of the xebec had been dismounted, but they hastily tied them with ropes.
On the 31st of October he gave chase to a xebec trying to get into the harbor.
One is a polacre, another a xebec, and the third looks like a full-rigged craft; but as she is end on, I can't say for certain.
The next morning Decatur had himself rowed over to the xebec, and went on board.
Equivalent to our hermaphrodite, being a small Mediterranean vessel, between a xebec and a felucca.
The shallowness of the river near Cairo obliged us to leave the xebec and get on board a djerm.
That big fellow has got twelve on a side, the polacre has eight, and the xebec six, so between them they have fifty-two guns.
The first broadside from the ship's cannons kills five men on the deck of the xebec, among them the father of Riquer.
Every time one of her boats rowed past the xebec it would be challenged and ugly things said.
He had received a wound in the right hand, when on board the xebec 'Cerf'.
"small three-masted vessel," by 1745, from French chébec, from Italian sciabecco, ultimately from Arabic shabbak "a small warship." Altered by influence of cognate Spanish xabeque, which shows the old way of representing the Spanish sound now spelled -j-.