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bum·boat

 (bŭm′bōt′)
n.
A small boat used to peddle provisions to ships anchored offshore.

[Probably partial translation of Low German bumboot, ship's boat, partial translation of Dutch dialectal bomschuit, small fishing boat : bom, ship's bottom (from Dutch bodem, from Middle Dutch) + schuit, ship.]

bumboat

(ˈbʌmˌbəʊt)
n
(Nautical Terms) any small boat used for ferrying supplies or goods for sale to a ship at anchor or at a mooring
[C17 (in the sense: scavenger's boat) bum, from Dutch boomschip canoe (from bom tree) + boat]
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Noun1.bumboat - a small boat that ferries supplies and commodities for sale to a larger ship at anchor
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
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bumboat

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