jolly boat(redirected from Jollyboat (dinghy))
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1. (Nautical Terms) a small boat used as a utility tender for a vessel
2. (Sailing) a small sailing boat used for pleasure
[C18: jolly probably from Danish jolle yawl1]
a light boat carried at the stern of a sailing vessel.
[1720–30; jolly < Dan jolle yawl]