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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Historical Examples of razee

  • The whistler and Razee Reef had been blotted out by the fog.

  • And on that basis the rank amateurs of Razee proceeded with all the grit that was in them.

  • An epic of the sea was lived there on Razee Reef during the weeks that followed.

  • Pride and hope had inspired the crew at Razee to salvage the Conomo intact.

  • He doesn't know the old jaw teeth of Razee Reef as well as I do.

British Dictionary definitions for razee


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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