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randan

[ ran-dan ]
/ ˈræn dæn /
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noun
a rowboat designed for three people, one person in the middle using two oars and the other two using one oar each.
the method for rowing such a boat.
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British Dictionary definitions for randan (1 of 2)

randan1
/ (rænˈdæn, ˈrændæn) /

noun
a boat rowed by three people, in which the person in the middle uses two oars and the people fore and aft use one oar each

Word Origin for randan

C19: of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for randan (2 of 2)

randan2
/ (ˌrænˈdæn, ˈrænˌdæn) /

noun
rowdy behaviour; a spree

Word Origin for randan

C18: perhaps changed from random
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