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sam·pan / ˈsamˌpan/ • n. a small boat of a kind used in the Far East, typically with an oar or oars at the stern. ORIGIN: early 17th cent.: from Chinese san-ban, from san ‘three’ + ban ‘board.’

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sampan small Chinese boat. XVII. Chinese sanpan, f. san three, pan board.

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