- Archaic a small sailing ship, often one used as a tender to a larger ship
- a ship's boat
Origin: Fr pinasse from Spanish pinaza from Vulgar Latin an unverified form pinacea from Classical Latin pinus, pine
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- A light boat propelled by sails or oars, formerly used as a tender for merchant and war vessels.
- Any of various kinds of ship's boats.
Origin: French pinace, from Old French, probably from Old Spanish pinaza, from pino, pine tree, boat, from Latin pīnus; see peiə- in Indo-European roots.