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las·car

 (lăs′kər)
n.
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.]

lascar

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

las•car

(ˈlæs kər)

n.
(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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