a boat used in peddling provisions and small wares among vessels lying in port or offshore.
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How to use bumboat in a sentence
Young Potter's bill was tremendous, and Mrs. bumboat bade him a regretful farewell when she visited us for the last time.A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee" | Russell Doubleday
British Dictionary definitions for bumboat
any small boat used for ferrying supplies or goods for sale to a ship at anchor or at a mooring
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