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sam·pan

 (săm′păn′)
n.
A flatbottom Asian skiff usually propelled by two oars.

[Cantonese saam1 baan2 (akin to Mandarin sābǎn), from Middle Chinese sam pa⋮n´ : sam, three (ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *sum; akin to Tibetan gsum and Burmese sûm) + pa⋮n´, board (since the hulls of sampans were originally constructed from three planks of wood, two for the sides and one for the bottom); see teppanyaki.]

sampan

(ˈsæmpæn)
n
(Nautical Terms) any small skiff, widely used in the Orient, that is propelled by oars or a scull
[C17: from Chinese san pan, from san three + pan board]

sam•pan

(ˈsæm pæn)

n.
any of various small boats of the Far East, as one propelled by a single scull over the stern and provided with a roofing of mats.
[1610–20; < dial. Chinese (Guangdong) sàambáan; compare Chinese sānbǎn literally, three-plank (boat)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sampan - an Asian skiff usually propelled by two oarssampan - an Asian skiff usually propelled by two oars
skiff - any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor
Translations
قارِب صَغير بِشِراع من القَش
sampan
sampan
szampan
kínversk flatbytna
sampanas
ķīniešu laiva
sampan
Çin kayığı

sampan

[ˈsæmpæn] Nsampán m

sampan

nSampan m

sampan

(ˈsӕmpӕn) noun
a small flat-bottomed Chinese boat.
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