lancha

noun
lan·cha | \ ˈlanchə \
variants: or lanchara \lanˈchärə, -charə \
plural -s

Definition of lancha 

: a light sailing ship largely used for trading in the East Indian archipelago and the Philippines

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History and Etymology for lancha

lancha from Spanish or Portuguese; Spanish, from Portuguese, from Malay lancharan, from lanchar effortless speed; lanchara from Portuguese, from Malay lancharan

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