Other Word Forms of Xebec
Origin of Xebec
Either from French chébec, from Spanish xabeque (modern jabeque) or Catalan xabec, ultimately from Arabic شبّاك (Å¡abbāk, “small warship, fishing boat").
French chebec probably from Catalan xabec from Arabic šabbāk from šabaka to entwine, fasten śbk in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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