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razee

[rey-zee]
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noun
  1. a ship, especially a warship, reduced in height by the removal of the upper deck.
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verb (used with object), ra·zeed, ra·zee·ing.
  1. to cut down (a wooden ship) by removing the upper deck.
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Origin of razee

1785–95; < French (vaisseau) rasé razed (ship), past participle of raser to raze
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Historical Examples

  • The whistler and Razee Reef had been blotted out by the fog.

    Blow The Man Down

    Holman Day

  • And on that basis the rank amateurs of Razee proceeded with all the grit that was in them.

  • An epic of the sea was lived there on Razee Reef during the weeks that followed.

  • Pride and hope had inspired the crew at Razee to salvage the Conomo intact.

  • He doesn't know the old jaw teeth of Razee Reef as well as I do.


British Dictionary definitions for razee

razee

noun plural razees
  1. a sailing ship that has had its upper deck or decks removed
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verb razees, razeeing or razeed (tr)
  1. to remove the upper deck or decks of (a sailing ship)
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Word Origin

C19: from French rasée shaved close, from raser to raze
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