longboat

[ lawng-boht, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˌboʊt, ˈlɒŋ- /

noun Nautical.

(formerly) the largest boat carried by a sailing ship.

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Origin of longboat

First recorded in 1505–15; long1 + boat
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British Dictionary definitions for longboat

longboat
/ (ˈlɒŋˌbəʊt) /

noun

the largest boat carried aboard a commercial sailing vessel
another term for longship
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