proa

noun
\ ˈprō-ə How to pronounce proa (audio) \

variant of

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

Learn More about proa

Statistics for proa

Cite this Entry

“Proa.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proa. Accessed 25 January 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on proa

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with proa

Spanish Central: Translation of proa

Comments on proa

What made you want to look up proa? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

dull or mediocre

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!