plural -s
: a flat-bottomed lateen-rigged seagoing barge used in the local coasting trade of the Gulf of Suez, the Red sea, and the eastern Mediterranean especially for transporting cargoes of coal or rice

Word History


Arabic qay(y)āsah

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“Gyassa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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