- a long, narrow, flat-bottomed New England fishing boat with a centerboard and one or two masts, each rigged with a triangular sail
- Informal a shrewd, cunning person, esp. a cheat
Origin: from sharp: inch(es) sharpiesense , referring to its sharp lines
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noun pl. sharp·ies
- A long, narrow, flatbottom fishing boat having a centerboard and one or two masts, each rigged with a triangular sail.
- a. An alert, quick-witted person.b. A sharper.
Origin: From sharp.