While thus talking, our pinnace was observed coming ashore well armed, on which the natives went away.
Of course, an anxious eye had been kept on the pinnace and the vessel she was chasing.
A volley of musket-balls was poured into Claybourne's pinnace, and three of his men fell dead.
In the pinnace were clothes, bedding, and other goods, the property of Fenwick.
The waves were so high that, when the cutter was in one trough, and we in the pinnace in another, her mast was hid.
The ship was hove-to, and the pinnace and jolly-boat were sent on shore with casks.
The pinnace had again been seized, and again he was obliged to level the guns of the fort against her and compel submission.
The ship and pinnace shaped a course west and north to Virginia.
The pinnace was accordingly steered into the bay, and anchored a short distance from the shore.
I was helping to get out the pinnace, and there is a mort of dust and dirt about her.
small, light vessel, 1540s, from Middle French pinace (earlier spinace, 15c., from Old French espinace, Modern French péniche; also attested as Anglo-Latin spinachium (mid-14c.)); of unknown origin. The French word perhaps is from Italian pinaccia or Spanish pinaza, from pino "pine tree; ship" (Latin pinus "pine tree" also had a secondary sense of "ship, vessel"). But variations in early forms makes this uncertain.