variants or lanchara
plural -s
: a light sailing ship largely used for trading in the East Indian archipelago and the Philippines

Word History


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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“Lancha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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