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fishing smack

noun
  1. any of various fore-and-aft-rigged fishing vessels of rather large size, often containing a well to keep the catch alive.
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Origin of fishing smack

First recorded in 1775–85
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Historical Examples of fishing smack

  • Is there no chance of your discovering the whereabouts of that fishing-smack?

    The Albert Gate Mystery

    Louis Tracy

  • And then all round was the lonely sea, with never a ship nor a fishing-smack in sight.

    Mrs. Craddock

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • The other declared that Dickens did more than that: he would often go into the fishing-smack.

  • Those men must be the three that belonged to the fishing-smack, said David.

    Peter Cotterell's Treasure

    Rupert Sargent Holland

  • Why, then I saw the fishing-smack, and wanted to go after the thieves.

    Peter Cotterell's Treasure

    Rupert Sargent Holland