shallop

[ shal-uhp ]

noun
  1. 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.

Origin of shallop

1
1570–80; <French chaloupe<German Schaluppesloop

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shallop

/ (ˈʃæləp) /


noun
  1. a light boat used for rowing in shallow water

  2. (formerly) a two-masted gaff-rigged vessel

Origin of shallop

1
C16: from French chaloupe, from Dutch sloep sloop

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