xebec

Definitions:

  • A small three-masted Mediterranean vessel with both square and lateen sails.
  • A small three-masted vessel, formerly much used by the Algerine corsairs, and now in use to some extent in Mediterranean commerce.
  • A small three-masted vessel, with projecting bow stern and convex decks, used in the Mediterranean for transporting merchandise, etc. It carries large square sails, or both. Xebecs were formerly armed and used by corsairs.
  • A small, three-masted Mediterranean transport ship
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