from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of carrack.
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- n. Alternative form of carrack.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of large ship formerly used by the Spaniards and Portuguese in the East India trade; a galleon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large round-built vessel of considerable depth, fitted for fighting as well as for burden, such as were used by the Portuguese and Spaniards in trading with America and the East Indies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large galleon sailed in the Mediterranean as a merchantman
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Condulmiero was already fiercely engaged, and soon his carack was a mere unrigged helmless waterlog, only saved from instant destruction by her immense size and terrific guns, which, well aimed, low on the water, to gain the _ricochet_, did fearful mischief among the attacking galleys.
The men on the stockade gripped their bows or boar-spears and stared somberly at the carack which swung inshore, its brass work flashing in the sun.
The carack was Strom's trump card, his best guarantee against the trickery of his associates.
Then I climbed a tree to look for Picts, and from it I saw your carack at anchor, Strom, and your men coming in to shore.
The sun had sunk in a welter of blood; out in the bay the men aboard the carack had cut the anchor chain and The Red Hand was rapidly receding on the crimson horizon.
The gate opened and closed, the leaders vanished from sight, and the common men of both parties resumed their silent surveillance of each other: the men on the palisade, and the men squatting beside their boat, with a broad stretch of sand between; and beyond a strip of blue water, the carack, with steel caps glinting all along her rail.
They had brought old sail-canvas from the carack and made them shelters along the strand, where beef was still roasting, and the ale granted them by their The Conquering Sword of Conan captain was doled out sparingly.
Strom's pirates were swarming up the sides of their carack, heaving up the anchor.
Before he could reply, a quick step sounded on the boards, and the master of the carack was glaring at the stranger, fingers twitching at sword-hilt.
They had brought old sail-canvas from the carack and made them shelters along the strand, where beef was still roasting, and the ale granted them by their captain was doled out sparingly.