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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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The first order of business was to look at the LASCO data.
Paul, MN Laird Technologies, Delaware Water Gap, PA LASCO Services, Inc.
Dozens of amateurs around the world have made a project of examining the images sent back every 12 minutes by SOHO's LASCO camera to find these moving bits.
Hale Engineering, Elk Grove, IL LASCO Services, Inc.
LASCO principal investigator Russell Howard (Naval Research Laboratory) approved a program to observe Mercury from 1999 to 2000, and LASCO scientist Dennis Wang obtained images when Mercury was in the field but outside of the solar occulting disk.
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My greatest concern is, since the LASCO instrument and SOHO satellite were funded to a large extent by public money, the last thing the scientific community in this country - and not just astrophysics in particular - needs is a public perception that their money funds research that contributes more to horoscopes and fortune telling than to fundamental understanding and education.
Denver, CO HEMCO, Independence, MO Instrument Specialties, Delaware Water Gap, PA LASCO Services, Inc.
Bo Zhou, a 30-year-old factory worker from Xingping City in Shaanxi Province in central China, detected the tiny, diffuse, and very faint object in images taken with the spacecraft's LASCO C2 coronagraph and downloaded into his computer.
On board Soho is a coronagraph called LASCO which we designed to spot the CMEs when they first surface from the sun in the outer atmosphere.
The continuous operation of the LASCO coronagraph since 1996 has resulted in the longest and most complete database of CME properties ever assembled.