sampan

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic, likely Cantonese 三板 (saam1 baan2) or Min Nan 舢舨 (sam-pán).

Noun[edit]

sampan ‎(plural sampans)

  1. (nautical) A flat-bottomed Chinese wooden boat propelled by two oars.

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