carrack late 14c., from O.Fr. carraque, from Arabic qaraqir, pl. of qurqur "merchant ship," perhaps from L. carricare (see CHARGE (Cf. charge)). Or perhaps from Gk. karkouros "boat, pinnacle."

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  • carrack — /kar euhk/, n. a merchant vessel having various rigs, used esp. by Mediterranean countries in the 15th and 16th centuries; galleon. Also, carack. [1350 1400; ME carrake < MF carraque < Sp carraca, perh. back formation from Ar qaraqir (pl. of… …   Universalium

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