One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Nautical. A vessel (especially a warship) reduced in height by the removal of the upper deck or decks. Now historical.
2In extended use.
Late 18th century. From French rasé, past participle of raser to reduce the height of a vessel by the removal of the upper deck or decks, specifically use of raser; compare -ee.
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