Longboat definition

lôngbōt, lŏng-
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The longest boat carried by a sailing ship, especially by a merchant ship.
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The largest boat carried on a merchant sailing ship.
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(nautical) Among the boats carried by a ship the largest, thus the most capable of boats carried on a ship.
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Noun

Singular:
longboat
Plural:
longboats

Origin of longboat