/ (pəʊˈlɑːkə) /
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a three-masted sailing vessel used in the Mediterranean
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Word Origin for polacre
C17: from either French polacre or Italian polacca Pole or Polish; origin unknown
Words nearby polacre
poky, pol, Pola, Polabian, Polack, polacre, Poland, Poland China, Poland, invasion of, Polanski, polar
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How to use polacre in a sentence
Let them but point a finger at us, and we will tow their Austrian polacre out into the bay, and burn her before their eyes.The Wing-and-Wing|J. Fenimore Cooper
While on the way thither she fell in with a polacre-rigged ship flying the Tripolitan colors.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
Jose Ribas, the superseded mate of the polacre, demurred to this, and the grumbling amongst the crew increased.The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. II of 2)|Michael Scott
I say, Benjie, my dear, I think I had better pull under the stern of the polacre to reconnoitre a bit.
Crack—another rally from the masked battery; the next minute, we had swept round the stern of the polacre, and were alongside.