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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carrack, caracknoun

    a large galleon sailed in the Mediterranean as a merchantman

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Caracknoun

    A large ship of burden;

    Etymology: caraca, Spanish.

    In which river, the greatest carack of Portugal may ride afloat ten miles within the forts. Walter Raleigh.

    The bigger whale like some huge carack lay,
    Which wanteth sea-room with her foes to play. Edmund Waller.


  1. carack

    It seems there might be a typo in the term "carack." If you're referring to "carrack," it's a large European sailing ship of the 14th to the 17th centuries that was used for trade and exploration. Carracks have a high rounded stern with large aftcastle, forecastle, and bowsprit at the stem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caracknoun

    a kind of large ship formerly used by the Spaniards and Portuguese in the East India trade; a galleon

  2. Etymology: [F. caraque (cf. Sp. & Pg. carraca, It. caracca.), LL. carraca, fr. L. carrus wagon; or perh. fr. Ar. qorqr (pl. qarqir) a carack.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carack

    See Carrack.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. carack

    A large ship of burden, the same with those called galleons. Hippus, the Tyrian, is said to have first devised caracks, and onerary vessels of prodigious bulk for traffic or offence.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carack in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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