noun pa·tache \pəˈtash, -tächā\

Definition of patache



  1. :  a tender to a fleet of sailing vessels

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Origin and Etymology of patache

Spanish, from Old Spanish pataxe, probably from Arabic baṭash ship with two masts

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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