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An East Indian sailor, army servant, or artillery trooper during the era of European colonialism in Asia.

[Ultimately (probably via Portuguese lascar) from Urdu laškar, army, from Persian, from Middle Persian; see kwer- in Indo-European roots.]


(Nautical Terms) a sailor from the East Indies
[C17: from Urdu lashkar soldier, from Persian: the army]


(ˈlæs kər)

(esp. in colonial E Asia and the Malay Archipelago) a non-European seaman or artilleryman, esp. a Malay.
[1615–25; < Portuguese, akin to lasquarin East Indian soldier < Urdu lashkarī < Persian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lascar - an East Indian sailor
crewman, sailor - any member of a ship's crew
2.Lascar - a volcano in the Andes in Chile
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
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(12.) Lasco A, Morabito N, Gaudio A, Crisafulli A, Meo A, Denuzzo G, Frisina N.
In Nairobi, Black Mamba were going to play Mombasa's Lasco, while Kisumu Hot Stars would host Maseno at home.
At Lasco's, the operator's main selection of chardonnay varies between California and France, which offers "more linear, acidic and citrusy wines," Fairchild says.
Lasco Hair Centre on Oxford Street, Mountain Ash, will be holding a fundraising day on Wednesday donating the entire day's takings; and on Friday, November 30, an evening of live music, complete with DJ, raffle and auction, will take place at Nixon's Workingmen's Club.
The fairly dramatic increase in solar activity from 2009 to the present is easy to see in a side-by-side comparison from then and now taken by Solar and Heliospheric Observatory's (SOHO) LASCO C3 instrument (Aug.
The Labour and Civil Societies Coalition, LASCO, whose officials met late Sunday to put finishing touches to their plan for the strike joined forces with the unions.
However, while on a routine image-spotting exercise on the night of December 4, 2010, I found a somewhat hazy object near the date stamp of a Lasco C2 image.
He has held leadership positions at Parsons Brinkerhoff, a division of Balfour Beatty, and most recently, at Lasco Acoustics and Drywall.
Heidelberg The year 2013 will mark the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism and a major exhibition will be held in Heidelberg and Apeldoorn (Holland) as well as an OInternational Academic ConferenceO to prepare for the exhibition that will be held March 3 to 5, 2011, in the Johannes a Lasco Library, Emden.
made two acquisitions: Lasco Distribution, Mattapolsett, Mass., and TBI Corp., Manchester, N.H.
Aquatic is the new name of the merged Lasco Bathware and Aquatic Whirlpools.
On the eve of the John Calvin Quincentennial, Judith Becker has directed attention to another luminary within the broader Reformed tradition, the Polish reformer, John a Lasco. Becker's study of a Lasco, and especially the immediate circle of congregations he influenced in London and in Emden, has appeared in the same year as Michael Springer's Restoring Christ's Church: John a Lasco and the Forma ac Ratio (2007).