- a small rowboat usually towed astern of a larger vessel.
Origin of tag boat
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for tag boat
Trouble is I ought to have brought a tag-boat; but they clutch on to the water so, an' I do love to sail free.The Country of the Pointed Firs
Sarah Orne Jewett