Xebec definitions

zē'bĕk'
A small three-masted Mediterranean vessel with both square and lateen sails.
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A small, three-masted ship having an overhanging bow and stern and using both square and lateen sails: once common in the Mediterranean.
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A small, three-masted Mediterranean transport ship.
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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").