- 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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Historical Examples of proa
Even a Malay proa, manned by pirates, would have been welcomed.Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs
William H. G. Kingston
She was a proa, and this would indicate that Phina Island was not far from Malaysia.
The poor man had been almost out of his mind with fright since he had seen the proa.
He was determined to ascertain, yes or no, if the proa had definitely left the island.
When sufficiently dried, it is stowed away in the hold of the proa.The Ocean World:
- any of several kinds of canoe-like boats used in the South Pacific, esp one equipped with an outrigger and sails