Definition of pitpan in English:

pitpan

noun

  • A flat-bottomed boat made from a hollowed tree trunk, used in Central America.

    • ‘Our fleet consisted of the H.M.S. Merlin and our 5 ships and 7 gunboats and four pitpans (for carrying messages).’

Origin

Late 18th century: from Miskito pitban ‘boat’.

Pronunciation

pitpan

/ˈpɪtpan/