[ prou ]
/ praʊ /
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noun, plural praos.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of prao
see origin at proa
Words nearby prao
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Example sentences from the Web for prao
A Malay prao had anchored for the night under an island of the Celebes.Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
There were many boat-loads of soldiers landing, and he was on the foremost prao.Caybigan|James Hopper
At these islands the Spaniards first saw the prao, with its light outrigger, and pointed sail.A History of the Philippines|David P. Barrows