from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A narrow, swift, lateen-rigged sailing vessel, such as that used on the Nile or in the Mediterranean Sea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A traditional wooden shallow draught sailing boat used in the Mediterranean and along the Nile in Egypt, its rig consisting of one or two lateen sails.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small, swift-sailing vessel, propelled by oars and lateen sails, -- once common in the Mediterranean.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long, narrow vessel, used in the Mediterranean, rigged with two lateen sails borne on masts which have an inclination forward, and capable of being propelled also by oars, of which it can carry from eight to twelve on each side.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fast narrow sailing ship of the Mediterranean
Italian feluca, from Arabic falūka, sloop, from Greek epholkion, small boat towed after a ship, from ephelkein, to tow : ep-, epi-, epi- + helkein, to drag, pull.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian feluca, from Arabic فلوكة (falūka). (Wiktionary)