zebec

zebec

[zee-bek]
noun Nautical.
Also, zebeck.
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xebec, zebec or zebeck (ˈziːbɛk)
 
n
a small three-masted Mediterranean vessel with both square and lateen sails, formerly used by Algerian pirates and later used for commerce
 
[C18: earlier chebec from French, ultimately from Arabic shabbāk; present spelling influenced by Catalan xabec, Spanish xabeque (now jabeque)]
 
zebec, zebec or zebeck
 
n
 
[C18: earlier chebec from French, ultimately from Arabic shabbāk; present spelling influenced by Catalan xabec, Spanish xabeque (now jabeque)]
 
zebeck, zebec or zebeck
 
n
 
[C18: earlier chebec from French, ultimately from Arabic shabbāk; present spelling influenced by Catalan xabec, Spanish xabeque (now jabeque)]

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zebec or zebeck (ˈziːbɛk)
 
n
variant spellings of xebec
 
zebeck or zebeck
 
n

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