Razee Ra*zee" (r[.a]*z[=e]"), n. [F. vaisseau ras['e], fr. raser to raze, to cut down ships. See {Raze}, v. t., {Rase}, v. t.] (Naut.) An armed ship having her upper deck cut away, and thus reduced to the next inferior rate, as a seventy-four cut down to a frigate. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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  • Razee — Ra*zee , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Razeed} (r[.a]*z[=e]d ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Razeeing}.] To cut down to a less number of decks, and thus to an inferior rate or class, as a ship; hence, to prune or abridge by cutting off or retrenching parts; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • razee — [rā zē′] n. [Fr rasé (as in vaisseau rasé, leveled vessel), pp. of raser, to level, scrape: see RAZE] a wooden warship made lower by the removal of the upper deck vt. razeed, razeeing to remove the upper deck of (a warship) …   English World dictionary

  • Razee — A razee (or razée) [rā ˈzē] is a sailing ship that has been cut down ( razeed ) to reduce the number of decks. The word is derived from the French vaisseau rasé , meaning a razed (in the sense of shaved down) ship. [… …   Wikipedia

  • Razée — HMS Indefatigable (справа), после перестройки в razée Razée или razee (фр. /raˈzəː/)  парусный боевой корабль, перестроенный из двух , реже …   Википедия

  • Razee — Ein Razee oder Rasee ist ein Segelschiff, bei dem ein Deck entfernt (engl. „razeed“) worden ist. Das Wort wurde sowohl als Verb und als Nomen benutzt und leitete sich ursprünglich vom französischen raser (deutsch: abschneiden) ab. Typischerweise… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • razee — I. rāˈzē noun ( s) Etymology: French (vaisseau) rasé, from vaisseau ship + rasé, past participle of raser to rase, raze more at rase 1. : a wooden ship having its upper deck cut away and thus reduced to the next lower rate or to an intermediate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • razee — noun Etymology: French (vaisseau) rasé, literally, cut off ship Date: 1794 a wooden warship with the upper deck cut away …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • razee — /ray zee /, n., v., razeed, razeeing. n. 1. a ship, esp. a warship, reduced in height by the removal of the upper deck. v.t. 2. to cut down (a wooden ship) by removing the upper deck. [1785 95; < F (vaisseau) rasé razed (ship), ptp. of raser to… …   Universalium

  • razee — ra·zee …   English syllables

  • Razee plane — A Razee plane is a type of wooden bodied woodworking plane which is cut away in height toward its rear. The handle is placed just behind the point where the plane body is lowered, thus putting the user s hand, and the thrust, closer to the wood.… …   Wikipedia

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