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carack Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a large galleon sailed in the Mediterranean as a merchantman
    carrack.
WordNet

Car"ack noun
Etymology
F. caraque (cf. Sp. & Pg. carraca, It. caracca.), LL. carraca, fr. L. carrus wagon; or perh. fr. Ar. qorqur (pl. qaraqir) a carack.
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) A kind of large ship formerly used by the Spaniards and Portuguese in the East India trade; a galleon. Spelt also carrack.
    The bigger whale like some huge carrack law. Waller.

Webster 1913