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caïque

or ca·ique

[ kah-eek ]
/ kɑˈik /
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noun

a single-masted sailing vessel used on the eastern Mediterranean Sea, having a sprit mainsail, a square topsail, and two or more other sails.
a long, narrow rowboat used on the Bosporus.

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Origin of caïque

1615–25; <French <Italian caicco<Turkish kayιk; replacing caik<Turkish kayιk
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British Dictionary definitions for caïque

caïque
/ (kaɪˈiːk) /

noun

a long narrow light rowing skiff used on the Bosporus
a sailing vessel of the E Mediterranean with a sprit mainsail, square topsail, and two or more jibs or other sails

Word Origin for caïque

C17: from French, from Italian caicco, from Turkish kayik
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