[ shal-uh p ]
/ ˈʃæl əp /


any of various vessels formerly used for sailing or rowing in shallow waters, especially a two-masted, gaff-rigged vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries.


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Origin of shallop

1570–80; < French chaloupe < German Schaluppe sloop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for shallop

/ (ˈʃæləp) /


a light boat used for rowing in shallow water
(formerly) a two-masted gaff-rigged vessel

Word Origin for shallop

C16: from French chaloupe, from Dutch sloep sloop
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