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1. A large heavy boat, usually having two masts and carrying lugsails.
2. A small open boat fitted with oars or sails, or both, and used primarily in shallow waters.

[Early Modern English, from French chaloppe, chaloupe, a kind of flat boat, shallop, from Middle French chaloppe, nutshell (from the shape of the boat's hull), from Old French eschalope : eschale, variant of escale, husk, shell; see skel- in Indo-European roots + -oppe as in enveloppe, covering (from enveloper, to envelop; see envelop).]


1. (Nautical Terms) a light boat used for rowing in shallow water
2. (Nautical Terms) (formerly) a two-masted gaff-rigged vessel
[C16: from French chaloupe, from Dutch sloep sloop]


(ˈʃæl əp)

any of various two-masted vessels used in previous centuries for sailing or rowing in coastal waters.
[1570–80; < French chaloupe < German Schaluppe sloop]
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Four shallops came off with very little noise alongside the lugger, which, no doubt, in acknowledgement of the compliment, lowered her own shallop into the sea, and the five boats worked so well that by two o'clock in the morning all the cargo was out of The Young Amelia and on terra firma.
The doomed in his drifting shallop, Is tranced with the sad sweet tone, He sees not the yawning breakers, He sees but the maid alone:
After eleven months wandering in the wilderness, a great part of the time over trackless wastes, where the sight of a savage wigwam was a rarity, we may imagine the delight of the poor weatherbeaten travellers, at beholding the embryo establishment, with its magazines, habitations, and picketed bulwarks, seated on a high point of land, dominating a beautiful little bay, in which was a trim-built shallop riding quietly at anchor.
They had no more to do then but to get into their boats, which, to their great comfort, were pretty large; being their long-boat, and a great shallop, besides a small skiff, which was of no great service to them, other than to get some fresh water and provisions into her, after they had secured their lives from the fire.
The only circumstance that throws anything like a vague light on this mysterious matter is a report which prevailed of a strange, foreign-built shallop, with much the look of a picaroon,[1] having been seen hovering about the Sound for several days without landing or reporting herself, though boats were seen going to and from her at night; and that she was seen standing out of the mouth of the harbor, in the gray of the dawn, after the catastrophe of the money diggers.
Occasionally the projecting out-riggers of their slight shallops running foul of one another, would become entangled beneath the water, threatening to capsize the canoes, when a scene of confusion would ensue that baffles description.
I, too, have remarked it, and the observation was the more naturally made, for, before the last two fatal days, barks and shallops were as plentiful as shrimps.
Founded on the belief that convenient, quality service for busy consumers was lacking in the pet industry, retail veterans, Jack Berry and Harry Shallop, opened the first Pet Supplies Plus in Redford, Michigan in 1988.
The participants recognize that TB is a reality within their context and referred to neglect and poor support from the health institutions: GF11P1: the hospital is not helping us and does not provide support to bring the patient to town (municipal seat of Puerto Narino) because here we do not have a motor (boat for river transport), we only have a small shallop (boat) that is broken, we have no fuel, these are things that during an emergency we don't have and sometimes you take four hours by river.
4) This vessel was accompanied by a smaller boat (presumed to have been a two-ton shallop built the previous winter) with five men.
The hope of something beyond pain is also present in the poem, however, in the "open landscape [that] glows / Soft and apart behind her to the right, / Where a swift shallop crosses the moonlight" (11.
Founded on the idea that convenient, quality service for busy neighbors was lacking in the pet industry, retail veterans Jack Berry and Harry Shallop opened the first Pet Supplies Plus store in Redford, Mich.