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caracol

[kar-uh-kol]
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noun, verb (used without object), car·a·colled, car·a·col·ling.
  1. caracole.

Origin of caracol

From Spanish
Related formscar·a·col·ler, noun
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Examples from the Web for caracol

Historical Examples

  • After some little stay, the purser took his leave, and lay all night on board the caracol.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII.

    Robert Kerr

  • To the south of the Caracol stands a ruin of remarkable beauty and in wonderful preservation.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • The Caracol, or "Winding Staircase," stands on two rectangular stone-faced terraces reached by steps.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • The only circular turning arch we saw was the continuously rounded one in the Caracol at Chichen.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • Mr. Cookson, accompanied only by a janissary in uniform, drove immediately towards the Caracol.