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Definition of "vela" []

  • Plural of velum. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vela" in a sentence
  • "Looking at the list, it says: "tres deslizadores con o sin vela y sus accesorios,"."
  • "Palakkad, the place of the renowned Kannambra vela, which is a downscale version of the Thrissur Pooram and the finale of all the velas and poorams of North Kerala."
  • "As "vela" is Portuguese a sail, I supposed I had discovered the origin of this, but I found afterwards they used the same cry when heaving anchor, and often chanted it to "hela," which is so much an universal expression of exertion and hard breathing that it is most probably a mere interjectional cry."