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market boat

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  1. a boat that transfers fish from a fishing fleet to a market on shore.
  2. a boat for carrying produce to market.
  3. a boat assigned or used to bring provisions to a ship.

Origin of market boat

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80
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Historical Examples

  • About tin years back I was crew to a Sou' Boston market-boat.

    "Captains Courageous"

    Rudyard Kipling