pattamar

noun
pat·​ta·​mar
variants: or patamar \ ˈpatəˌmär \
plural -s

Definition of pattamar

1 obsolete : courier, messenger
2 : a ship used in the coasting trade of western India and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) having lateen sails, a keel hollowing upward in the middle, and long overhangs

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History and Etymology for pattamar

Portuguese patamar, from Malayalam pattamāri

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“Pattamar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pattamar. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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