any of various types of boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person.
- skiffless, adjective
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How to use skiff in a sentence
Every day after dawn prayers, Akram and seven friends and relatives hoist his skiff across the beach at Al Khokha, and into the Red Sea.A Rusting Oil Tanker Off the Coast of Yemen Is an Environmental Catastrophe Waiting to Happen. Can Anyone Prevent It? | Joseph Hincks | May 14, 2021 | Time
The guide will pole the skiff along on the shallow flats from a platform at the back of the boat, while the angler stands ready to cast from the front.With covid protocols, a Caribbean fly-fishing haven is back in business | Chris Santella | April 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The thrust was nervous and ill-calculated, and the next instant the skiff had blundered under the bows of the launch.Uncanny Tales | Various
Coming to the first of the dim shapes, he grasped it and thereby propelled the skiff to another beyond.Dope | Sax Rohmer
So we unhitched a skiff and pulled down the river two mile and a half, to the big scar on the hillside, and went ashore.
I toted up a load, and went back and set down on the bow of the skiff to rest.
So he locked me in and took the skiff, and started off towing the raft about half-past three.
British Dictionary definitions for skiff
any of various small boats propelled by oars, sail, or motor
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