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]

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  • carrack — [kar′ək] n. [ME carrack < OFr caraque < OSp carraca < Ar qarāqīr, pl. of qurqūr, merchant ship: < ? Gr kerkouros, a light vessel < kerkos, tail + oura, tail, stern (see URO 2)] GALLEON …   English World dictionary

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  • carrack — noun Etymology: Middle English carrake, from Anglo French carrak, from Old Spanish carraca, from Arabic qarāqīr, plural of qurqūr merchant ship, from Greek kerkouros light vessel Date: 14th century a beamy sailing ship especially of the 15th and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carrack — /kar euhk/, n. a merchant vessel having various rigs, used esp. by Mediterranean countries in the 15th and 16th centuries; galleon. Also, carack. [1350 1400; ME carrake < MF carraque < Sp carraca, perh. back formation from Ar qaraqir (pl. of… …   Universalium

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