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ship's boat

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Definition of ship's boat in English:

noun

A small boat carried on board a ship.
Example sentences
  • The ultimate was a ‘flogging round the fleet’ with so many lashes given at the gangway of each ship with the victim and punishment party in a ship's boat.
  • The wooden decking is still reasonably intact, though crowded with fittings to support the ship's boats, remains of davits, and small cleats and bollards for securing the boats.
  • Other features along this side of the hull are davits for the ship's boats, the last of which hosts the buoy line.

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