/pram/, n. Chiefly Brit. Informal.
[1880-85; by shortening]
/prahm/, n.
a flat-bottomed, snub-nosed boat used as a fishing vessel or tender for larger vessels.
[1540-50 (late 14th century in AL); < D praam, MD prame, praem (cf. MLG pram(e), OFris pram, G Prahm) < Slavic; cf. Czech prám, Pol prom, Russ paróm, Serbo-Croatian pram ferryboat, raft, c. OHG farm boat, raft, ON farmr freight, cargo; akin to FARE, FERRY]

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