Meaning of martingana in English:

martingana

Pronunciation /mɑːtɪŋˈɡɑːnə/

noun

(also martingane)
historical
  • A kind of boat formerly used in Sicily and parts of the eastern Mediterranean.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Naval Documents of U.S. Wars with Barbary Powers. From Italian regional (Sicily) martingana, perhaps from Occitan martengala, martegala boat of the kind used at Martegues.