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
I called the felucca ze Ving-and-Ving; and I called myself le Capitaine
We boarded what he called his felucca — an outboard-powered scow that bore no resemblance to the slender vessels of the Nile — and pulled out of Essaouira’s small harbor, crossing bands of sea now deep blue, now luminous green.
In the Sudan, even traveling up the Nile on a felucca was an adventure.
One thing that had inclined Ja particularly to the felucca was the fact that it included oars in its equip-ment.
We call a felucca, a felucca; a bombarda, a bombarda; a polacre, a polacre; and a lugger, a lugger.
The felucca has been the most popular vessel on the Nile for centuries and is still widely used today.
These native boats are of several kinds, from the small "felucca," or open boat used for ferry or pleasure purposes, to the large "giassa," or cargo boat of the river.
April, 1700, set out for the Sioux country with twenty-five men, in a small vessel of the kind called a "felucca," still used in the Mediterranean.
April, 1700, set out for the Sioux country with twenty-five men, in a small vessel of the kind called a "felucca," still used in the
Sail on a 'felucca' around Aswan's Botanical gardens