Definition of felucca in English:

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Pronunciation: /fɛˈlʌkə/


A small boat propelled by oars or lateen sails or both, used on the Nile and formerly more widely in the Mediterranean region.
Example sentences
  • The ships were the kind of swift feluccas preferred by the desert warlords, with odd-looking lateen sails and long, backswept oars pointing downwards into the water.
  • They plan on buying a wooden boat, a felucca, in Khartoum to continue their journey.
  • If you want something unusual and more intimate, try sailing in a felucca or explore the rest of Egypt with a day-return train or flight to Cairo.


Early 17th century: from Italian feluc(c)a, probably from obsolete Spanish faluca, of Arabic origin.

Words that rhyme with felucca

chukka (US chukker), ducker, mucker, plucker, pucker, pukka, shucker, succour (US succor), sucker, trucker, tucker, yucca

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