- any of various fore-and-aft-rigged fishing vessels of rather large size, often containing a well to keep the catch alive.
Origin of fishing smack
First recorded in 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for fishing smack
Is there no chance of your discovering the whereabouts of that fishing-smack?The Albert Gate Mystery
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.From Workhouse to Westminster
Those men must be the three that belonged to the fishing-smack, said David.
Why, then I saw the fishing-smack, and wanted to go after the thieves.