- 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 used in the Middle East.
- A small sailing vessel used in the eastern Mediterranean.
Origin of caiqueFrench, from Italian caicco, from Ottoman Turkish qayıq (equivalent to modern Turkish kayık), from Old Turkic qayğuq, from qaymaq, to slide.
- Alternative spelling of caique.