Felucca
Felucca Fe*luc"ca, n. [It. feluca (cf. Sp. faluca, Pg. falua), fr. Ar. fulk ship, or harr[=a]qah a sort of ship.] (Naut.) A small, swift-sailing vessel, propelled by oars and lateen sails, -- once common in the Mediterranean.

Note: Sometimes it is constructed so that the helm may be used at either end. [1913 Webster]


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  • felucca — [fə luk′ə] n. [< Sp < Ar falūka < ? Gr epholkion, small boat towed behind a ship] a small, narrow ship propelled by oars or lateen sails and used esp. in the Mediterranean …   English World dictionary

  • Felucca — A felucca ( ar. فلوكة) is a traditional wooden sailing boat used in protected waters of the Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean including Malta, and particularly along the Nile in Egypt. Its rig consists of one or two lateen sails.They are usually… …   Wikipedia

  • felucca — n. a small Mediterranean coasting vessel with oars or lateen sails or both. Etymology: It. felucca f. obs. Sp. faluca f. Arab. fulk, perh. f. Gk epholkion sloop …   Useful english dictionary

  • felucca — noun Etymology: Italian feluca Date: 1615 a narrow fast lateen rigged sailing vessel chiefly of the Mediterranean area …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • felucca — /feuh luk euh, looh keuh/, n. 1. a sailing vessel, lateen rigged on two masts, used in the Mediterranean Sea and along the Spanish and Portuguese coasts. 2. a small fishing boat formerly used in the San Francisco Bay area. [1620 30; earlier… …   Universalium

  • felucca — noun A traditional wooden shallow draught sailing boat used in the Mediterranean and along the Nile in Egypt, its rig consisting of one or two lateen sails …   Wiktionary

  • felucca — n. small narrow boat with one or two sails used on the Mediterranean sea and the Nile river …   English contemporary dictionary

  • felucca — [fɛ lʌkə] noun a small boat propelled by oars or lateen sails or both, used on the Nile and formerly more widely in the Mediterranean region. Origin C17: from Ital. feluc(c)a, ult. of Arab. origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • felucca — fe·luc·ca …   English syllables

  • felucca — fe•luc•ca [[t]fəˈlʌk ə, ˈlu kə[/t]] n. pl. cas navig. a sailing vessel, lateen rigged on two masts, used in the Mediterranean Sea and along the Spanish and Portuguese coasts • Etymology: 1620–30; earlier falluca < Sp faluca, earlier var. of… …   From formal English to slang

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