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advice boat

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noun
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • Pedro de Cintra and Fernam d'Alfonso commanded the transports, and a small vessel attended the squadron as an advice-boat.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. II

    Robert Kerr

  • 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

    Frederick Marryat

  • 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.


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