Part of speech: noun

A small, light rowboat.

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Usage examples "skiff":

  1. Then the fishermen steered out again, and Sour having found the skiff floating about, brought it home, saying the foolish young man was no doubt lost; but what better could be expected when he had no discreet person to take care of him? - "Granny's Wonderful Chair", Frances Browne.
  2. Robert and Carlos watched the landing of the skiff. - "The Voodoo Gold Trail", Walter Walden.
  3. The colonel had one, a rather light skiff, he told me. - "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker", S. Weir Mitchell.