foyboat


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foyboat

(ˈfɔɪˌbəʊt)
n
(Nautical Terms) dialect
a. a small rowing boat
b. (in combination): a foyboatman.
[C19: from foy to provide aid for ships, esp those in distress]
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These are the skilled foyboat men, who provide an essential service to shipping.
On the river by the Swing Bridge can be seen a tugboat and a foyboat bustling about their business.
The Tees Licensed Foyboatmen Association spent almost pounds 100,000 on a larger, more powerful foyboat to carry out mooring duties at Teesport.
The recordings include individuals talking about their lives in the merchant navy, and working on colliers, tugs and Tyne foyboats (used to help larger vessels moor) and as river pilots and in shipyards.
Might we expect that the working boats to be included will be Cobles, Foyboats, Pilots, Lifeboats, Trawlers, Seiners etc.