• synonyms

advice boat



a fast boat for conveying messages; dispatch boat.


Advice vs. AdviseIt’s no wonder that advice and advise are often confused; they are used in similar contexts and are separated by just one letter.

Nearby words

advertising standards authority, advertize, advertorial, advice, advice and consent, advice boat, advice note, advil, advisability, advisable, advise

Origin of advice boat

First recorded in 1660–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for advice boat

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

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. II|Robert Kerr
  • 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.

  • Notice had been given by the advice-boat, as it appeared, and every craft large and small, was at anchor under the batteries.

    The Phantom Ship|Frederick Marryat
  • A small vessel formerly used by the Spaniards as an advice-boat.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth