noun Date: 15th century a large oared boat usually carried by a merchant sailing ship

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  • Longboat — Long boat , n. (Naut.) Formerly, the largest boat carried by a merchant vessel, corresponding to the launch of a naval vessel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • longboat — ► NOUN 1) historical a sizeable boat which could be launched from a large sailing ship. 2) another term for LONGSHIP(Cf. ↑longship) …   English terms dictionary

  • longboat — [lôŋ′bōt΄] n. the largest boat carried on a merchant sailing ship …   English World dictionary

  • Longboat — Not to be confused with the Vikings longship. For the ship, see MV Longboat. In the days of sailing ships, a vessel would carry several ship s boats for various uses. One would be a longboat, an open boat to be rowed by eight or ten oarsmen, two… …   Wikipedia

  • longboat — UK [ˈlɒŋˌbəʊt] / US [ˈlɔŋˌboʊt] noun [countable] Word forms longboat : singular longboat plural longboats a long low boat, used especially in the past for travelling on the sea …   English dictionary

  • longboat — /lawng boht , long /, n. Naut. (formerly) the largest boat carried by a sailing ship. [1505 15; LONG1 + BOAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • longboat — noun Among the boats carried by a ship the largest, thus the most capable of boats carried on a ship …   Wiktionary

  • longboat — long|boat [ lɔŋ,bout ] noun count a long low boat, used especially in the past for traveling on the ocean …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • longboat — n. largest boat carried on a ship (Nautical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • longboat — noun a large boat which may be launched from a sailing ship. ↘another term for longship …   English new terms dictionary

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