Definition of shallop in English:
1A light sailing boat used mainly for coastal fishing or as a tender.
- Mikmaq continued to build their own canoes and shallops with sails, but could not afford steam- or gasoline-powered boats until small, inexpensive outboard motors became available in the 1950s (Wallis and Wallis 1955: 278).
- In 1767, Nova Scotia merchant Simeon Perkins ‘saw Indians with large quantities of whalebone, in shallops’.
- I will not advance but by the strange calamities that work as on shallops on calmed water, a slow going nowhere kind of motion toward centermost.
1.1A large, heavy boat with one or more masts and carrying fore-and-aft or lug sails, sometimes equipped with guns.
- Having overlooked the deeper pass between Dauphin and Pelican islands, they had proceeded westward to an anchorage in Mississippi Sound and thence by shallop to enter the Mississippi River itself.
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