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Holcad

Holcad \Hol"cad\, n. [Gr. 'olka`s, -a`dos, a ship which is towed, a ship of burden, fr. 'e`lkein to draw. Gf. Hulk.] A large ship of burden, in ancient Greece.
--Mitford.

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holcad

n. (context historical English) A large merchantman ship in Ancient Greece.