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lascar

[las-ker] /ˈlæs kər/
noun
1.
an East Indian sailor.
2.
Indian English. an artilleryman.
Also, lashkar.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Portuguese, short for lasquarin soldier < Urdu lashkarī < Persian, equivalent to lashkar army + suffix of appurtenance
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lascar

/ˈlæskə/
noun
1.
a sailor from the East Indies
Word Origin
C17: from Urdu lashkar soldier, from Persian: the army
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