sampan

[ US /ˈsæmpæn/ ]
[ UK /sˈæmpæn/ ]
NOUN
  1. an Asian skiff usually propelled by two oars
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How To Use sampan In A Sentence

  • I decided to take part in the single sampan contest at the sports meeting.
  • And this was one gale of three in the course of those eight days in the sampan. SMALL-BOAT SAILING
  • From the depot he hurried through the quaint Japanese streets to the harbor, and hired a sampan boatman to put him aboard a certain vessel whose familiar rigging had quickly caught his eye. The Lost Poacher
  • The surf, through which it is carried in an open boat, called a sampan lonchore, renders such accidents unavoidable. The History of Sumatra Containing An Account Of The Government, Laws, Customs And Manners Of The Native Inhabitants
  • Natives in three sampans paddled 10 hours without rest, towing the aircraft 25 miles downstream to the ancient city of Hue.
  • The hotel bar has incredible views over the harbour, past the flotilla of sampans, junks and cargo ships, to the jumble of skyscrapers which make up the Central district of Hong Kong island.
  • Simultaneously the Vietnamese pulled their sampans up onto the beach and began to unload something; he couldn't tell what, so he decided to illuminate the proceedings with a flare.
  • My father was a sailor and we lived in a sampan, a house boat.
  • He had to keep his eye on tankers, cargo vessels and little sampans while keeping in mind he had just four meters of water, about 13 feet, between ship bottom and riverbed.
  • At dusun Si Ballowe, to which our road lay south-easterly, through pepper and rice plantations, sampans were in readiness to convey us down the river. The History of Sumatra Containing An Account Of The Government, Laws, Customs And Manners Of The Native Inhabitants
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