Masoola boat
Masoola boat Ma*soo"la boat` A kind of boat used on the coast of Madras, India. The planks are sewed together with strands of coir which cross over a wadding of the same material, so that the shock on taking the beach through surf is much reduced. [Written also {masula}, {masulah}, etc.] [1913 Webster]

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  • masoola boat — noun see masoola …   Useful english dictionary

  • masoola boat — noun A kind of boat used on the coast of Madras, India. The planks are sewed together with strands of coir which cross over a wadding of the same material, so that the shock on taking the beach through surf is much reduced …   Wiktionary

  • masoola — məˈsülə noun or masoola boat ( s) Etymology: origin unknown : a boat made of planks sewed together with strands of coir which cross over a wadding and used for landing along the coast of Madras, India * * * masoola, masor see massoola, ma …   Useful english dictionary

  • Massoola boat — Mas*soo la boat See {Masoola boat}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Masula boat — Ma*su la boat Same as {Masoola boat}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Masula boat — Masula boat, also known as masoola or masulah boat, is a kind of non rigid boat built without knees used on the coast of Madras (the present day city of Chennai), India, along with catamarans. Locally known as padagu or salangu among the fisher… …   Wikipedia

  • masula — Masoola boat Ma*soo la boat A kind of boat used on the coast of Madras, India. The planks are sewed together with strands of coir which cross over a wadding of the same material, so that the shock on taking the beach through surf is much reduced …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • masulah — Masoola boat Ma*soo la boat A kind of boat used on the coast of Madras, India. The planks are sewed together with strands of coir which cross over a wadding of the same material, so that the shock on taking the beach through surf is much reduced …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • masula — noun masoola boat …   Wiktionary

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