Ra*zee" (?), n. [F. vaisseau rasé, fr. raser to rase, to cut down ships. See Raze, v. t., Rase, v. t.] Naut.

An armed ship having her upper deck cut away, and thus reduced to the next inferior rate, as a seventy-four cut down to a frigate.



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Ra*zee", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Razeed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Razeeing.]

To cut down to a less number of decks, and thus to an inferior rate or glass, as a ship; hence, to prune or abridge by cutting off or retrenching parts; as, to razee a book, or an article.


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