prau

noun

ˈprau̇ How to pronounce prau (audio)
ˈprä-ˌü
variants or proa
: any of various Indonesian boats usually without a deck that are propelled especially by sails or paddles

Word History

Etymology

Malay pĕrahu

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prau was in 1582

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“Prau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prau. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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