Definition of "xebecs" []

  • A small three-masted Mediterranean vessel with both square and lateen sails, formerly used by Algerian pirates and later used for commerce (noun)
  • Plural form of xebec. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "xebecs" in a sentence
  • "At twilight, just before the gates were shut, we entered the little town of Os. It was here that the stream we had followed emptied into Gyoll, and here there were xebecs, carracks, and feluccas tied up along the riverfront."
  • "Mediterranean, -- xebecs, feluccas, speronaras, or however they may be termed, -- with here and there a brigantine which had come from beyond the"
  • "The sea was smooth, the sky unclouded, but a gentle breeze deliciously tempered the heat, and vessels of every description — square-rigged ships, and coasting feluccas and xebecs — on their different courses, gave life to the scene."