razee

[rey-zee]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. rayonny,
  2. rayside-balfour,
  3. raytown,
  4. raza,
  5. raze,
  6. razoo,
  7. razor,
  8. razor blade,
  9. razor clam,
  10. razor wire

Origin of razee

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

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British Dictionary definitions for razeed

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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