Definition of longboat in English:

longboat

Line breaks: long|boat
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒŋbəʊt
 
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noun

  • 1A large boat which may be launched from a sailing ship: he was cast adrift in a longboat by the mutinous crew
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    • The longboat was launched before a crowd of about 500 at Town Beach, the cradle of history in this district.
    • The bows of the longboat collided with the dock, causing the little boats to pitch and sway in a haphazard fashion.
    • Hadleigh looked towards the pirate ship to see three longboats full of men rowing towards them.
  • 2 another term for longship.
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    • Thankfully these are not Norse raisers in their longboats, but the Royal Marines' new all-terrain vehicles, now being delivered to Corps units.
    • Tall ships, small ships, pirate ships, submarines, rafts, and Viking longboats might all put in an appearance.
    • Still, by the time Wonka and his guests set sail, the fact that their ship is a Viking longboat carved from a big boiled sweet seems almost mundane.

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