Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A long narrow rowboat used in the Middle East.
  • noun A small sailing vessel used in the eastern Mediterranean.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A South American parrot of the genus Caica or Deroptyus (which see).
  • noun A long narrow boat used on the Bosporus. It is pointed at each end, and is usually propelled by oars, from 2 to 16 in number.
  • noun A Levantine vessel of larger size.
  • noun Also spelled caic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) A light skiff or rowboat used on the Bosporus; also, a Levantine vessel of larger size.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of caique.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Italian caicco, from Ottoman Turkish qayïq, from Old Turkic qayghuq, from qaymaq, to slide.]

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  • French, from the Turkish kayik, a light skiff used on the Bosporus, or a levantine sailing vessel.

    October 26, 2007