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 for Proa
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proa \Pro"a\, n. [Malay pr[=a]?, pr[=a]h?.] (Naut.)
     A sailing canoe of the Ladrone Islands and Malay Archipelago,
     having its lee side flat and its weather side like that of an
     ordinary boat. The ends are alike. The canoe is long and
     narrow, and is kept from overturning by a cigar-shaped log
     attached to a frame extending several feet to windward. It
     has been called the flying proa, and is the swiftest
     sailing craft known.
     [1913 Webster]

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