Origin of caïque
Examples from the Web for caique
The finish of the caique is often extraordinary—finest fret-work and moulding, carved and modelled as for Cleopatra.The World of Waters|Mrs. David Osborne
It has been erroneously derived from the Arabic caique, supposed to have been applied to the native boats by early explorers.
They went down, got into the caique, and were taken by the turmoil of the Golden Horn.
She was a caique, having an open deck with a small covering over 92the stern.Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2)|John Lloyd Stephens
Some day, perhaps, I shall tell you what they are, in a caique on the sweet waters of Asia or among the cypresses of Eyub.