Definition of lascar in English:
A sailor from India or Southeast Asia.
- The Merchant Shipping Act of 1823 replaced bonding with a law that confined Lascars to East India Company boarding houses and threatened those who did not board the next ship home with imprisonment for vagrancy.
- The British officers were buried in the main part of the cemetery but the bodies of the thirty-one Lascar crew members went to the rear of the cemetery in a mass grave.
- The following year, the Lascar crew of the Australia were locked in a shed on a Melbourne wharf under guard until they too were shipped out.
Words that rhyme with lascarAlaska, Madagascar, Nebraska
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