The definition of a skiff is a small boat with a flat bottom and pointed front used in shallow water.(noun)
An example of a skiff is a boat someone would take out for a relaxing fishing trip on a river.
See skiff in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MFr esquif < It schifo < Langobardic *skif, akin to ship
See skiff in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English skif
Origin: , from Old French esquif
Origin: , from Old Italian schifo
Origin: , of Germanic origin.
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