Definition of polacre in English:

polacre

(also polacca)

noun

historical
  • A sailing vessel with three (or occasionally two) masts which are formed from a single spar.

Origin

Early 17th century. Origin uncertain, with regard to both immediate etymon and ultimate source. In some forms probably from French polacre; further origin uncertain and disputed.

Pronunciation

polacre

/pəʊˈlɑːkə/