from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A flatbottom Asian skiff usually propelled by two oars.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flat-bottomed Chinese wooden boat propelled by two oars.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Chinese boat from twelve to fifteen feet long, covered with a house, and sometimes used as a permanent habitation on the inland waters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small boat used on the coasts of China, Japan, and Java, corresponding to the skiff of Europe and America, and propelled with either sculls or a sail. It is sometimes provided with a fore-and-aft roofing of mats, affording shelter and habitation for a family.
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- n. an Asian skiff usually propelled by two oars
Chinese (Cantonese) saam-paán, equivalent to Chinese (Mandarin) sān, three + bacaron.gifn, board.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sinitic 舢舨 (shānbǎn) (Wiktionary)