variants or patamar
plural -s
obsolete : courier, messenger
: 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

Word History


Portuguese patamar, from Malayalam pattamāri

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“Pattamar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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