Definition of Balsa raft

1. Noun. A light raft made of balsa.

Exact synonyms: Kon Tiki
Generic synonyms: Raft



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balsa Raft

balnicity
baloi
baloney
baloney ponies
baloneys
balonie
baloo
baloos
balotade
balotades
balrog
balrogs
bals
balsa
balsa raft (current term)
balsa wood
balsalazide
balsam
balsam Canada
balsam apple
balsam capivi
balsam family
balsam fir
balsam firs
balsam herb
balsam of Peru
balsam of copaiba
balsam of tolu
balsam pear

Literary usage of Balsa raft

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1. World's War Events: Recorded by Statesmen, Commanders, Historians and by Men by Allen Leon Churchill (1919)
"Fortunately, the splendid type of life raft known as the balsa raft, as it was made of balsa wood, had been furnished the ship, and these resulted in saving ..."

2. Blue Jackets of 1918: Being the Story of the Work of the American Navy in by Willis John Abbot (1921)
"Fortunately this splendid type of life raft known as the balsa raft, as it was made of balsa wood, had been furnished the ship, and these resulted in saving ..."

3. The Boy Travellers in South America: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey by Thomas Wallace Knox (1885)
"The balsa raft was in use long before the visit of the Spaniards, and the craft we have seen are probably identical with those that met the eyes of Pizarro ..."

4. An English Garner: Ingatherings from Our History & Literature by Edward Arber (1895)
"... seeking a passage to pass over and finding none : we were at length enforced to cut timber to make a balsa [raft] which when we had made, we sat on it, ..."

5. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1883)
"... passing at first a great river, upon a balsa (raft) made of cloths of spiders' webs, for which reason it was not permitted to kill spiders. ..."

6. Beyond Price: Pearls and Pearl-fishing : Origins to the Age of Discoveries by R. A. Donkin (1998)
"... the pilot Bartholomé Ruiz encountered off Cabo de la Galera (Esmeraldas) a balsa raft loaded with a variety of merchandise, including sea shells used in ..."

7. Beyond Price: Pearls and Pearl-fishing : Origins to the Age of Discoveries by Robin Arthur Donkin (1998)
"... the pilot Bartholome Ruiz encountered off Cabo de la Galera (Esmeraldas) a balsa raft loaded with a variety of merchandise, including sea shells used in ..."

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