- French caïque, from Italian caicco, from Turkish kayık, from Ottoman Turkish قایق (kayık). (Wiktionary)
“The Balun is a 24-meter, two-masted Turkish gulet, a kind of wooden sailboat also known as a caique (pronounced "kai-eek").”
“A party of us embarked in a sort of light boat called a caique, than which no species of vessel, save the gondola, cuts more softly and noiselessly through the waters.”
“After a boat trip in a traditional "caique," an uphill walk will take excursionists to the crater of an active volcano.”
“Covert operatives would be infiltrated into Greece by planes and caique fishing boats.”
“Typically for a caique, the Balun has a slow but powerful diesel engine that allows it a cruising speed of roughly seven nautical miles per hour, and rarely uses its heavy canvas sails.”
“A caique like the Balun is the camper of the seas," laughs Mr. Bertoldi.”
“When I started the business six years ago, the Balun was the only caique in Croatia," says Piero Bertoldi, the 45-year-old owner and captain of the ship.”
“(The Web sites www. cinqueterrecharter.com and www. croatia-yachting.hr are among several that list caique cruises in the region.)”
“Were I you, I would sooner set off to the Hyeres islands in a caique, on the chance of being captured by an Algerian corsair and sold to the”
“I have ridden in a caique upon the waters of the Bosphorus, and looked upon the capital of the”
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