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Definition of skiff in English:


A light rowing boat or sculling boat, typically for one person.
Example sentences
  • Charles hurriedly had his friends assist him in launching his rowing skiff and went after the dolphins.
  • They did not qualify, however, because the Scouts' canoes were not the sculling skiffs required by the rules.
  • His boat is a small skiff with a 25 hp engine, which seriously limits how many people he can take out.


Late 15th century: from French esquif, from Italian schifo, of Germanic origin; related to ship1.

Words that rhyme with skiff

biff, cliff, glyph, if, kif, miff, niff, quiff, riff, skew-whiff, sniff, spliff, stiff, tiff, whiff
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