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sampan definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an Asian skiff usually propelled by two oars

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) samban, from sam three + ban board, plank Date: 1620 a flat-bottomed skiff used in eastern Asia and usually propelled by two short oars

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a small boat usu. with a stern-oar or stern-oars, used in the Far East. Etymology: Chin. san-ban f. san three + ban board

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sampan Sam"pan, n. (Naut.) A Chinese boat from twelve to fifteen feet long, covered with a house, and sometimes used as a permanent habitation on the inland waters. [Written also sanpan.]



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