pattamar

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese patamar, from Malayalam pattamāri

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“Pattamar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pattamar. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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