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fe·luc·ca

 (fə-lo͞o′kə, -lŭk′ə)
n.
A narrow, swift, lateen-rigged sailing vessel of a type traditionally used on the Nile and in the Mediterranean Sea.

[Italian feluca, from Arabic falūka, sloop, from Greek epholkion, small boat towed after a ship, from ephelkein, to tow : ep-, epi-, epi- + helkein, to drag, pull.]

felucca

(fɛˈlʌkə)
n
(Nautical Terms) a narrow lateen-rigged vessel of the Mediterranean
[C17: from Italian felucca, probably from obsolete Spanish faluca, probably from Arabic fulūk ships, from Greek epholkion small boat, from ephelkein to tow]

fe•luc•ca

(fəˈlʌk ə, -ˈlu kə)

n., pl. -cas.
a sailing vessel, lateen-rigged on two masts, used in the Mediterranean Sea and along the Spanish and Portuguese coasts.
[1620–30; earlier falluca < Sp faluca, earlier variant of falúa, perhaps < Catalan faluga < Arabic falūwah small cargo ship]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.felucca - a fast narrow sailing ship of the Mediterraneanfelucca - a fast narrow sailing ship of the Mediterranean
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
Translations

felucca

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References in classic literature ?
The felucca is waiting for us, you know; let us leave to-night, we have nothing more to do here.
Two men and a horse will suffice to transport the two casks on board the felucca which brought me hither.
When they came a bit closer my eyes fairly popped from my head at what I saw, for in the eye of the leading felucca stood a man with a sea-glass leveled upon us.
But still Hooja was coming nearer, nor could the leading felucca overhaul him before he would be along-side or at least within bow-shot.
Hooja must have been as much mystified as we were as to the identity of the strange fleet; but when he saw me waving to them he evidently guessed that they were friendly to us, so he urged his men to redouble their efforts to reach us before the felucca cut him off.
As Hooja's canoe reached a point some twenty yards from us a great puff of smoke broke from the bow of the leading felucca, followed almost simultaneously by a terrific explosion, and a solid shot screamed close over the heads of the men in Hooja's craft, raising a great splash where it clove the water just beyond them.
The four dugouts that had been abreast of Hooja had turned to intercept the leading felucca.
In them were fully two hundred men, while but fifty lined the gunwale of the felucca to repel them.
But the felucca pursued them relentlessly, her crew firing at will.
When the prisoners were aboard, Ja brought the felucca alongside our dugout.
When I had a moment to look about me, I took in the felucca on which I was.
A Henry cinq cedera (his crown of course); de Saint-Cloud partira; en nauf (that's an old French word for skiff, vessel, felucca, corvette, anything you like) errera--"