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Ship's boat   /ʃɪps boʊt/   Listen
Ship's boat

A boat for communication between ship and shore.  Synonyms: cutter, pinnace, tender.

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"Ship's boat" Quotes from Famous Books

... 18th, the storm having abated, the ship's boat went ashore and found that it was the island of St. Mary, one of the Azores. It is worthy of note that such skilful sailors as the Nina's captain, Vicente Yanez Pinzon, and the pilot Ruiz were so confused in their reckoning as to suppose themselves near the Madeiras, whereas Columbus ...
— The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2) - with some account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest • John Fiske

... so. Driving before the gale was a ship's boat, a rag of sail was set, and they could ...
— Jack Archer • G. A. Henty

... as they worked the capstan. Three of the boats already hung from the davits, and two large boats were bringing off the passengers, and were already within a hundred yards of the ship; while the remaining ship's boat, with the steward, crowded with fresh stores, was but a short way behind them. As soon as the passengers were up, and the shore boats had ...
— A Final Reckoning - A Tale of Bush Life in Australia • G. A. Henty

Words linked to "Ship's boat" :   boat, gig

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