prau

noun
\ ˈprau̇ How to pronounce prau (audio) , ˈprä-ˌü \
variants: or \ ˈprō-​ə How to pronounce prau (audio) \

Definition of prau

: any of various Indonesian boats usually without a deck that are propelled especially by sails or paddles

First Known Use of prau

1582, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prau

Malay pĕrahu

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“Prau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prau. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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