from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as polacca.
- noun A mast of one piece, without tops.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Same as
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- noun nautical, obsolete A three-masted merchant ship.
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Would she overhaul them, or pass without taking notice of them -- seeing that the polacre was a small one, and not likely to be a valuable prize?
As I am very, anxious for the return of the Emma polacre, I have to request that you will not detain her more than two hours.
A Spanish polacre in ballast came out of Tripoli, with an ambassador of the Grand Seignor on board, who had been sent from
While on the way thither she fell in with a polacre-rigged ship flying the
Captain Lockett rowed to the polacre, and examined his prize; and then, taking Bob in his boat, rowed to the barque.
Just as the gunboat nearest the polacre -- finding the hail, for her to bring to, unheeded -- fired a shot into her, the brig's head paid off, and she poured a broadside into the two gunboats.
He learned also that considerable doubts were entertained, as to the brig; and that the xebec and polacre had been signalled to go on ahead, so as to induce the brig -- if she should be an enemy -- to make an attack.
She was astern just now, and she is abreast of the polacre now, as near as I can make out.
They were in high spirits at the captures they had made; and the news which Brown gave them, that the polacre was laden with wine, assured to each of them a substantial sum in prize money.
Before morning the yard was in its place and the sail set and, except for the shortened mizzen, and a ragged hole through the bulwark, forward, the polacre showed no signs of the engagement of the evening before.