Shallop meaning

shăləp
A large heavy boat, usually having two masts and carrying fore-and-aft or lugsails.
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A small open boat fitted with oars or sails, or both, and used primarily in shallow waters.
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(historical) Any of various small, open boats fitted with oars or sails or both.
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(archaic) A type of large boat; a sloop.
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(archaic) A small boat, a dinghy.
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Origin of shallop

  • French chaloupe from Dutch sloep sloop sloop or perhaps from obsolete French chaloppe nutshell (from Old French eschalope) (from escale, eschale shell, husk scale1)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French chaloupe.

    From Wiktionary