variant of prau

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

Examples of proa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finn, 42, is manning a proa, a Polynesian style boat with an outrigger, on his record attempt. Matt Sledge,, 21 Jan. 2021

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“Proa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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