Origin of carrack
Examples from the Web for carrack
I shall have everything ready, and mules waiting, so that we may go straight to the muelle—the wharf to which the carrack is tied.House of Torment|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
In 1594 a Spanish carrack was destroyed which had 1,100 men on board.Ancient and Modern Ships.|George C. V. Holmes
But about midnight the carrack was set on fire, and continued to burn all next morning.
One carrack especially, commanded by Lawrence Foglietta resisted the attacks of seven English ships.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves|W.H.G. Kingston
With the remainder of his vessels Spinola crept out of sight while the English were ransacking the carrack.History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
British Dictionary definitions for carrack
Word Origin for carrack
Word Origin and History for carrack
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."