caracca

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

caracca (plural caraccas)

  1. (nautical, historical) A 16th-century Portuguese armed merchant ship.
    Christopher Columbus used to glance at caraccas waiting ashore when he was a young boy.

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EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from Arabic حَرَّاقَة(ḥarrāqa, fireship).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaˈrak.ka/
  • Rhymes: -akka
  • Hyphenation: ca‧ràc‧ca

NounEdit

caracca f (plural caracche)

  1. (nautical) carrack