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- n. A type of dugout canoe used in Central America
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A long, flat-bottomed canoe, used for the navigation of rivers and lagoons in Central America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very long, narrow, flatbottomed, trough-like canoe, with thin and flat projecting ends, used in navigating rivers and lagoons in Central America.
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Here the pitpan is lowered into the grave with bow, arrow, spear, paddle, and other implements to serve the departed in the land beyond, then the other half of the boat is placed over the body.
The corpse is wrapped in cloth and placed in one-half of a pitpan which has been cut in two.
"The corpse is wrapped in cloth and placed in one-half of a pitpan which has been cut in two.