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picket boat

noun
  1. a vessel used to patrol a harbor.
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Origin of picket boat

First recorded in 1865–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for picket boat

Historical Examples of picket boat

  • This boat was later further demolished by a gallant British picket-boat attack.

    The Story of Our Submarines

    John Graham Bower

  • Even the commonplace precaution of sending out a picket-boat had not been taken.

  • I remember the same thing occurring on the 'Tremendous's' picket-boat Yes, they're switching off.

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.

    Percy F. Westerman