pinnace

Part of speech: noun

A six to eight - oared boat.

Part of speech: noun

A small sailing vessel.

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Usage examples "pinnace":

  1. The 9th there arose a great storm, when we lost sight of our pinnace, being driven from her by the violence of the gale. - "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII.", Robert Kerr.
  2. While thus talking, our pinnace was observed coming ashore well armed, on which the natives went away. - "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII.", Robert Kerr.
  3. He at once, therefore, made up his mind to send the pinnace, with a fresh crew, in search of the dhow. - "The Three Commanders", W.H.G. Kingston.