Carack
Carack Car"ack, n. [F. caraque (cf. Sp. & Pg. carraca, It. caracca.), LL. carraca, fr. L. carrus wagon; or perh. fr. Ar. qorq[=u]r (pl. qar[=a]qir) a carack.] (Naut.) A kind of large ship formerly used by the Spaniards and Portuguese in the East India trade; a galleon. [Spelt also {carrack}.] [1913 Webster]

The bigger whale like some huge carrack lay. --Waller. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • carack — noun a large galleon sailed in the Mediterranean as a merchantman • Syn: ↑carrack • Hypernyms: ↑galleon * * * or carac variant of carrack * * * /kar euhk/, n. Naut. carrack. * …   Useful english dictionary

  • carack — /kar euhk/, n. Naut. carrack. * * * …   Universalium

  • carack — n. carrack, large galleon that was popular in the Mediterranean as merchantman (used from the 14th to the 16th centuries) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carack — n. [Written also Carac.] Argosy, galleon …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • carack — A bulky ship for both commerce and war …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • carrack — Carack Car ack, n. [F. caraque (cf. Sp. & Pg. carraca, It. caracca.), LL. carraca, fr. L. carrus wagon; or perh. fr. Ar. qorq[=u]r (pl. qar[=a]qir) a carack.] (Naut.) A kind of large ship formerly used by the Spaniards and Portuguese in the East… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carrick — Car rick, n. (Naut.) A carack. See {Carack}. [1913 Webster] {Carrick bend} (Naut.), a kind of knot, used for bending together hawsers or other ropes. {Carrick bitts} (Naut.), the bitts which support the windlass. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carrick bend — Carrick Car rick, n. (Naut.) A carack. See {Carack}. [1913 Webster] {Carrick bend} (Naut.), a kind of knot, used for bending together hawsers or other ropes. {Carrick bitts} (Naut.), the bitts which support the windlass. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carrick bitts — Carrick Car rick, n. (Naut.) A carack. See {Carack}. [1913 Webster] {Carrick bend} (Naut.), a kind of knot, used for bending together hawsers or other ropes. {Carrick bitts} (Naut.), the bitts which support the windlass. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carac — Car ac (k[a^]r [a^]k), n. See {Carack}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”