from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A swift Malayan sailboat with a triangular sail and single outrigger.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sailing vessel found in the waters of Micronesia and Indonesia; it has a single, large outrigger and a triangular sail
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sailing canoe of the Ladrone Islands and Malay Archipelago, having its lee side flat and its weather side like that of an ordinary boat. The ends are alike. The canoe is long and narrow, and is kept from overturning by a cigar-shaped log attached to a frame extending several feet to windward. It has been called the flying proa, and is the swiftest sailing craft known.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of Malay vessel remarkable for swiftness, formerly much used by pirates in the Eastern Archipelago.
Malay perahu, probably from Marathi paḍāv.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Malay perahu. (Wiktionary)