Definition of podoscaph in US English:

podoscaph

noun

rare, historical
  • Originally: †a canoe-shaped float attached to the foot for moving on water (obsolete rare). Later: a small boat propelled by pedals.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature. From podo- + ancient Greek σκάϕος hull of a ship from the same base as σκάϕη boat.

Pronunciation

podoscaph

/ˈpɒdə(ʊ)skaf/