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fishing smack

any of various fore-and-aft-rigged fishing vessels of rather large size, often containing a well to keep the catch alive.
Origin of fishing smack
First recorded in 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He wants my opinion of a fishing smack he's thinking of buying.

  • Off in the east was the fishing smack, slowly sailing in the sun.

    Fighting the Sea Edward A. Rand
  • A fishing smack had been bringing the goods across the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Not a sail in sightexcept a fishing smack about ten miles off.

    The Radio Detectives

    A. Hyatt Verrill
  • The Mission vessel had dropped to leeward of the fishing smack, and the boat had about three hundred yards to go.

    A Dream of the North Sea

    James Runciman
  • The thieves had come in a large boat—a fishing smack, lugger, or something of that sort—with a small boat in tow.

    Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Arthur Morrison
  • A whole army of custom-house officers watched the coast, and every fishing smack that put to sea had one on board.

    History of Holland George Edmundson
  • They were picked up by a fishing smack from Marie Galante and landed there.

    The Heart of a Woman Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • They seemed to think that their presence contributed largely to the successful entry of the fishing smack.

  • It was best to fall in with Marie's suggestion and ascertain beyond doubt the identity of the fishing smack.

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