- a narrow lateen-rigged vessel of the Mediterranean
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Naval Termsa sailing vessel, lateen-rigged on two masts, used in the Mediterranean Sea and along the Spanish and Portuguese coasts.
- Naval Termsa small fishing boat formerly used in the San Francisco Bay area.
- Arabic falūwah small cargo ship
- Catalan faluga
- Spanish faluca, earlier variant of falúa, perh.
- earlier falluca 1620–30