: a narrow fast lateen-rigged sailing vessel chiefly of the Mediterranean area
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Examples of felucca in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebCairo residents might have coffee at a floating restaurant or board a felucca for an hourlong cruise; Nile water flows from their taps and grows their food.
New York Times, 2 Jan. 2021 The felucca set sail without him but with his paintings still on board.
Teju Cole, New York Times, 23 Sep. 2020 Spend time visiting a local Nubian village, and board a felucca—a traditional wooden sailboat of the Nile—for a romantic evening cruise.
National Geographic, 12 June 2019 Late afternoon departure from your hotel to the west side of the Nile by felucca sailing boat.
Jim Berkeley, Town & Country, 5 Oct. 2016 In Aswan, the group will visit the island temple of Philae and the Nubian Museum, drink afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel and sail on a felucca.
Rosemary Mcclure, latimes.com, 30 Jan. 2018
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