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Why: In the In Touch Weekly crossword, #43 across: "Small Mediterranean boat"
_EBECAnswer: ZEBEC! n. A small three-masted Mediterranean vessel with both square and lateen sails.
[from French chebec, probably from Catalan xabec, from Arabic šabbāk, from šabaka, "to entwine, fasten"]
That is - if Madonna's boyfriend is Jesus Luz, which it is!
Source: OneAcross, Answers.com
The More You Know: I don't think this is a very popular word. Here are some imgs:
This one says Shebecke:
This one says xebec:
Timberland also makes a shoe called the Zebec. Idk.