- a light rowboat used on the Bosporus
- a kind of sailboat used esp. in the E Mediterranean
Origin of caiqueFrench from Italian caicco from Turkish qayiq
- A long narrow rowboat traditionally used on the Bosporus.
- A small sailing vessel used in the eastern Mediterranean.
Origin of caiqueFrench from Italian caicco from Ottoman Turkish qayıq ( equivalent to modern Turkish kayık )Old Turkic qayğuq from qaymaq to slide
- Alternative spelling of caique.