- A punt is a small, flat-bottomed skiff that is steered with a long, gondolier-style pole that grapples the muddy river bottom with the hook at its end.
- To complete my journey, first to Naa, then to Tebua, I travel with Nakibae Teuatabo's son Kabiea, who sits in the stern of our skiff.
- The next day we were to leave on an open skiff down the Paraguay River for New Germany.
Words that rhyme with skiffbiff, cliff, glyph, if, kif, miff, niff, quiff, riff, skew-whiff, sniff, spliff, stiff, tiff, whiff
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nounNorth American & Scottish
- We were walking the land in late February, a skiff of snow still on the ground.
- The biting winds, freezing rain, and skiffs of snow felt like a judgment by God for some unfathomable sin.
- It was bitterly cold, with a thin skiff of snow holding down the dirt and dust of the streets.
Early 18th century (as verb meaning 'to move lightly and quickly'): perhaps an alteration of earlier skift, or from scuff.
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