razee

[ rey-zee ]
/ reɪˈzi /
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noun

a ship, especially a warship, reduced in height by the removal of the upper deck.

verb (used with object), ra·zeed, ra·zee·ing.

to cut down (a wooden ship) by removing the upper deck.

Origin of razee

1785–95; < French (vaisseau) rasé razed (ship), past participle of raser to raze
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razee

/ (ˈræziː) history /

noun plural razees

a sailing ship that has had its upper deck or decks removed

verb razees, razeeing or razeed (tr)

to remove the upper deck or decks of (a sailing ship)

Word Origin for razee

C19: from French rasée shaved close, from raser to raze
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