a state in Malaysia, on the SW Malay Peninsula: formerly a part of the British Straits Settlements and of the Federation of Malaya. 640 sq. mi. (1658 sq. km).
a seaport in and the capital of this state.
a strait between Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula. 35–185 miles (56–298 km) wide.
Ma·lac·can, adjective, noun