Felucca meaning

fə-lo͝okə, -lŭkə
A narrow, swift, lateen-rigged sailing vessel, such as that used on the Nile or in the Mediterranean Sea.
noun
0
0
A small, narrow ship propelled by oars or lateen sails and used esp. in the Mediterranean.
noun
0
0
A traditional wooden shallow draught sailing boat used in the Mediterranean and along the Nile in Egypt, its rig consisting of one or two lateen sails.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of felucca

  • Italian feluca from Arabic falūka sloop from Greek epholkion small boat towed after a ship from ephelkein to tow ep-, epi- epi- helkein to drag, pull

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian feluca, from Arabic فلوكة (falūka).

    From Wiktionary