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|n.||1.||a small boat propelled by oars or sails, used in the East Indies, in sheltered waters.|
|2.||a small boat intended to be used as a tender or lifeboat, carried or towed by a ship. It may be propelled by oars, sail, or a motor.|
|3.||a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.