proa

[ proh-uh ]
/ ˈproʊ ə /

noun

any of various types of Indonesian boats, especially a swift Malay sailing boat built with the lee side flat and balanced by a single outrigger.

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Also prao, prau, prahu.

Origin of proa

1575–85; < Malay pərahu, pərau (spelling perahu) (< Kannada paḍahu, or a cognate Dravidian word); probably influenced by Spanish or Portuguese proa prow1, bow
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British Dictionary definitions for proa

proa

prau

/ (ˈprəʊə) /

noun

any of several kinds of canoe-like boats used in the South Pacific, esp one equipped with an outrigger and sails

Word Origin for proa

C16: from Malay parāhū a boat
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