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Origin of carrack
Examples from the Web for carack
Grief-stricken his corsairs bore him back aboard the carack.The Sea-Hawk|Raphael Sabatini
A little before night the carack put to sea, when we also weighed and made sail after her.
But the carack was still burning, and not a man belonging to her was to be seen.
A dozen men in the tops of the carack were balancing a huge stone with the intention of dropping it over on the English deck.Sir Nigel|Arthur Conan Doyle
But, of 700 who sailed in the carack, there came not above 250 to Goa, as we were afterwards credibly informed.
British Dictionary definitions for carack
Word Origin for carrack
Word Origin and History for carack
merchant ship, late 14c., from Old French caraque "large, square-rigged sailing vessel," from Spanish carraca, related to Medieval Latin carraca, Italian caracca, all of uncertain origin, perhaps from Arabic qaraqir, plural of qurqur "merchant ship." The Arabic word perhaps was from Latin carricare (see charge (v.)) or Greek karkouros "boat, pinnacle."