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pinnace

[ pin-is ]
/ ˈpɪn ɪs /
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noun
a light sailing ship, especially one formerly used in attendance on a larger ship.
any of various kinds of ship's boats.
a small 17th-century ship having two or three masts and a flat stern, used in northern Europe as a warship and merchant ship and as a tender.
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Origin of pinnace

1540–50; <Middle French pinace<Old Spanish pinaza literally, something made of pinopine1
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pinnace
/ (ˈpɪnɪs) /

noun
any of various kinds of ship's tender

Word Origin for pinnace

C16: from French pinace, apparently from Old Spanish pinaza, literally: something made of pine, ultimately from Latin pīnus pine
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