A small three-masted Mediterranean vessel with both square and lateen sails.
A small, three-masted ship having an overhanging bow and stern and using both square and lateen sails: once common in the Mediterranean.
A small, three-masted Mediterranean transport ship.
Origin of xebec
Either from French chÃ©bec, from Spanish xabeque (modern jabeque) or Catalan xabec, ultimately from Arabic Ø´Ø¨Ù‘Ø§Ùƒ (Å¡abbÄk, “small warship, fishing boat").