a small, fast boat used for delivering dispatches.
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How to use dispatch boat in a sentence
A scout brought word to Pontiac that a dispatch boat with a large store of provisions was on her way to the fort.Four American Indians | Edson L. Whitney
It proved to be a Confederate dispatch boat on its way up the river to warn the fleet that Sherman and his army had arrived.A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry | Julian Wisner Hinkley
This meeting between General Buell and myself was on the dispatch-boat used to run between the landing and Savannah.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete | Ulysses S. Grant
Was it for this that he had come from the fleet in the dispatch boat, and was braving all dangers?
“The dispatch boat, sir,” said the officer of the deck, touching his cap.A. D. 2000 | Alvarado M. Fuller