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advice boat

noun

  1. a fast boat for conveying messages; dispatch boat.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of advice boat1

First recorded in 1660–70

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Example Sentences

A small vessel formerly used by the Spaniards as an advice-boat.

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.

He retained only one boat, which he hid, for use as an advice boat, "to carry intelligence" to those down the river.

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

Philopoemen himself made his escape in a light advice-boat, nor did he stop his flight until he arrived at Patrae.

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