Definitions for "Polacca"
A vessel with two or three masts, used in the Mediterranean. The masts are usually of one piece, and without tops, caps, or crosstrees.
A polacca is a type of seventeenth-century sailing vessel, similar to the xebec. The polacca was frequently seen in the Mediterranean. It sports three single-pole masts, often with a lateen hoisted on the foremast (which is slanted forward to accommodate the large lateen yard) and a gaff or lateen on the mizzen mast.
See Polonaise.
a stately Polish dance; sometimes used as a synonym for polonaise. Set in moderate triple meter.