Fe*luc"ca (), n. [It. feluca (cf. Sp. faluca, Pg. falua), fr. Ar. fulk ship, or harraqah a sort of ship.] Naut.
A small, swift-sailing vessel, propelled by oars and lateen sails, -- once common in the Mediterranean
. Sometimes it is constructed so that the helm may be used at either end.
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