- a fast boat for conveying messages; dispatch boat.
Origin of advice boat
First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for advice boat
Pedro de Cintra and Fernam d'Alfonso commanded the transports, and a small vessel attended the squadron as an advice-boat.
Notice had been given by the advice-boat, as it appeared, and every craft large and small, was at anchor under the batteries.The Phantom Ship
A small vessel formerly used by the Spaniards as an advice-boat.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
It was a grey pigeon, taken out of Gargantua's dove-house, whose young ones were just hatched when the advice-boat was going off.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.