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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.]
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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]
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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)]
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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
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Translations
قارِب صَغير بِشِراع من القَش
sampan
sampan
szampan
kínversk flatbytna
sampanas
ķīniešu laiva
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Çin kayığı

sampan

[ˈsæmpæn] Nsampán m
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sampan

nSampan m
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sampan

(ˈsӕmpӕn) noun
a small flat-bottomed Chinese boat.
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On the occasion of ASEAN Finance Ministers and Governors Meetings, held in Lao PDR, HE Chea Chanto, Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia was invited by HE Samphao Phaysith, Governor of Bank of the Lao PDR, and Chairman of 12th ASEAN Central Bank Governors Meeting, to speak in the ASEAN Central Bank Governor and Financial Institution CEO Dialogue.