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picket boat

a vessel used to patrol a harbor.
Origin of picket boat
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Through their night-glasses they saw a picket boat with rapid-fire guns lying close in the shadows of the shore.

    Historic Adventures Rupert S. Holland
  • He fell into the surf, but was hauled on board again, and the picket boat towed him back to the transport he had just left.

    New Zealanders at Gallipoli Major Fred Waite
  • When a tow was ready, the picket boat started on its journey for the hospital ship or transport.

    New Zealanders at Gallipoli Major Fred Waite
  • But a Spanish picket boat lay between those on the catamaran and the launch, so escape in this direction was now cut off.

    Fighting in Cuban Waters Edward Stratemeyer
  • A picket boat steamed by the coast twice a day, north after dawn and south before sunset.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • His handling of the picket boat—incidentally she returned the whole way home again under her own steam—was excellent.

    The Blocking of Zeebrugge Alfred F. B. Carpenter
  • Many of them were wounded and the worst of these were put into a picket boat which had just that moment come along.

  • Left on a picket boat with Birdie to board my destroyer to an accompaniment of various denominations of projectiles.

  • Out in front of me was a picket boat, and the officer hailed me to know what was the matter.

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