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pitpan

Line breaks: pit¦pan
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪtpan
 
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Definition of pitpan in English:

noun

A flat-bottomed boat made from a hollowed tree trunk, used in Central America.
Example sentences
  • Our fleet consisted of the H.M.S. Merlin and our 5 ships and 7 gunboats and four pitpans (for carrying messages).

Origin

late 18th century: from Miskito pitban 'boat'.

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