caracca

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

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.

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Arabic حَرَّاقَة (ḥarrāqa, fireship).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈrak.ka/, [käˈr̺äkkä]
  • Stress: caràcca
  • Hyphenation: ca‧rac‧ca

Noun[edit]

caracca f (plural caracche)

  1. (nautical) carrack