from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A boat of the Philippines, used chiefly on the river at Manila, almost rectangular in form, very flat and very durable, and much used for conveying cargoes to and from ships.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical A flat-bottomed, square-ended boat once used in the Philippines as a lighter to ferry goods between ship and shore


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  • The casco is a lumbering hull covered over in the centre with a mat of plaited bamboo, which makes a cave-like cabin and a living room for the owner's family.

    A Woman's Impression of the Philippines

  • El casco de Santo Tomas tiene un cariz espectral, los estudiantes que deberían estar llenando las escuelas del Instituto Politécnico Nacional se han quedado en casa, los rumores nocturnos de la suspensión de clases dejaron desiertas las escuelas Diego Rivera, Rabindranath Tagore y Frida Kahlo, así como la Normal Superior. 

    Global Voices in English » Mexico: Scenes From an Outbreak

  • Hasta ahora, sin embargo, estos programas de asistencia tcnica que utilizan ferrocemento solo hen tomado en cuenta buques pesqueros de rastreo de alta mar mas grandes, con casco sofisticado de estilo occidental, con el propsito de aumentar su capacidad pare la pesca comercial.

    Chapter 13

  • Adems, debido a que estos botes consisten mayormente en un casco y, por lo tanto, carecen de aditamentos costosos, el ahorro del constructor es maximo.

    Chapter 13

  • She set out from Manila in a small casco, or flat-bottomed native boat, heavily laden with fresh fish, pine-apples, mangoes, bananas, tobacco and cigarettes -- all intended for the Spanish garrison on Corregidor

    The Woman with a Stone Heart A Romance of the Philippine War

  • Several large sailing vessels lay at anchor along the river and the casco was about to run into them.

    A Soldier in the Philippines

  • (Method as in E, -- swimming out to neighboring king's casco and overhearing conversation.)

    Filipino Popular Tales

  • The captured boat was too high and in attempting to pass under the bridge the whole top of the casco was torn off, timbers and fragments of the broken vessel were flying in every direction, and it looked as if the men could not escape these missiles.

    A Soldier in the Philippines

  • It so happened that he reached the place where Mayabong's casco was anchored.

    Filipino Popular Tales

  • When enough has been collected in one neighbourhood to load a casco or other province boat, it is despatched to their camarine at Manilla, where after being taken from the original pilone, if it has come from Pampanga, it is mixed up together, and placed in another one, with an opening at the conical part, which is placed over

    Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines During 1848, 1849 and 1850


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