small boat


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Related to small boat: canoe
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.small boat - a boat that is smallsmall boat - a boat that is small      
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
canoe - small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle
cockleshell - a small light flimsy boat
coracle - a small rounded boat made of hides stretched over a wicker frame; still used in some parts of Great Britain
dinghy, dory, rowboat - a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
gig - long and light rowing boat; especially for racing
racing boat - a boat propelled by oarsmen and designed for racing
skiff - any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor
yawl - a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)
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Black Michael sent a small boat filled with men to sound the entrance in an effort to determine if the Fuwalda could be safely worked through the entrance.
They waited in the hope of seeing it enter the harbor, but as the object on which they looked was driven nearer to shore by the wind, they found that it could at the most be a small boat, and not a ship.
Without a moment's loss of time a small boat put off in the direction of its fall; some divers plunged into the water and attached ropes to the handles of the shell, which was quickly dragged on board.
During which time there made forth to us a small boat, with about eight persons in it; whereof one of them had in his hand a tipstaff* of a yellow cane, tipped at both ends with blue, who came aboard our ship, without any show of distrust at all.
About thirty yards away, a man was rowing leisurely around in another small boat.
As they were thus proceeding, then, they discovered a small boat, without oars or any other gear, that lay at the water's edge tied to the stem of a tree growing on the bank.
Well, we did not catch a thousand, but we caught exactly nine hundred and ninety-nine--the biggest catch for a small boat on the whole north shore that summer.
We entered a small boat lying beside the island, and in a few minutes were disembarking upon Shador.
There is only a small boat that I hid in the jungle for some such emergency.
To make matters worse, as it was a small boat, the patrolmen were so jammed in with their prisoners that they would have little chance in case of trouble.
His guide led him to a small boat moored alongside the wharf.
you'd want to take a thing or two with YOU," retorted "The Blue Posts," "if you was a-going to cross the Atlantic in a small boat.