Origin of sampan
Examples from the Web for sampan
Peering out through the opening between the curtains, she saw two Korean women moving away from the sampan.
This had for a time been stirred into some degree of murkiness by the feet of those who pressed curiously about the sampan.
As they sailed into the harbor, he noticed two Englishmen rowing out toward them in a sampan.The Black-Bearded Barbarian (George Leslie Mackay)|Mary Esther Miller MacGregor, AKA Marion Keith
The sampan was cleaned out when the hands had finished their dinner, and the "Big Four," embarked in it.Four Young Explorers|Oliver Optic
The juragan of the boat said sulkily, "We will cook in the sampan, and sleep on the water."Tales of Unrest|Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for sampan
Word Origin for sampan
Word Origin and History for sampan
light Chinese boat, 1610s, from Chinese san pan, literally "three boards," from san "three" + pan "plank."