Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of polacre.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vessel with two or three masts, used in the Mediterranean. The masts are usually of one piece, and without tops, caps, or crosstrees.
  • n. See Polonaise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel with two or three masts, used on the Mediterranean. The masts are usually of one piece.
  • n. In music, same as polonaisc.

Etymologies

Italian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In questo spot, prodotto presso Acme Filmworks, “la regista polacca Aleksandra Korejwo usando piume caduche di condor, ha manipolato sali colorati su uno sfondo nero posto sotto la telecamera.”

    No Fat Clips!!! : Time to Fly: Butterfly

  • But all that kind of animal is very uninteresting, and I was glad enough to embark on a Genoese polacca which was loading for the Ionian Islands with gunpowder and munitions for Ali de Tebelen.

    A Start in Life

  • All the airs which the Hebrew maid selected were written by composers of her race; it was either a hymn by Rossini, a polacca by Braham, a delicious romance by Sloman, or a melody by Weber, that, thrilling on the strings of the instrument, wakened a harmony on the fibres of the heart; but she sang no other than the songs of her nation.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • Enraptured with the music, tears filled her eyes during the gentle adagio, and a bright smile chased away the tears when the next movement, a brilliant polacca, filled the hall with its tripping measures.

    Randy and Her Friends

  • I left Buenos Ayres for Uruguay in an Italian _polacca_.

    Through Five Republics on Horseback, Being an Account of Many Wanderings in South America

  • But if there be a fair wind off the land, there will be little rowing; the big lateen sail on her one mast will span the narrow waters between the African coast and the Balearic Isles, where a convenient look-out may be kept for Spanish galleons or perhaps an Italian polacca.

    The Story of the Barbary Corsairs

  • Between 1814 and 1815 he played the violin for his father's dancing-classes, and at the age of seven composed a polacca.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • Bull's "polacca guerriera" and many of his other violin pieces, among them two concertos, are interesting to the virtuoso, and his fame rests upon his prodigious technique.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • Another hour and the schooner's name can be deciphered quite easily -- _L'Inconstant_, and that of the polacca _Le Saint-Esprit_.

    The Bronze Eagle A Story of the Hundred Days

  • Anyone with an eye for sea-going craft can distinguish that topsail-schooner there, well ahead of the rest of the tiny fleet, skimming the water with swift grace, and immediately behind her the three-masted polacca -- hm! have we not seen her in these waters before?

    The Bronze Eagle A Story of the Hundred Days

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