noun Etymology: Middle French chaloupe Date: circa 1578 1. a usually 2-masted ship with lugsails 2. a small open boat propelled by oars or sails and used chiefly in shallow waters

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  • Shallop — Shal lop, n. [F. chaloupe, probably from D. sloep. Cf. {Sloop}.] (Naut.) A boat. [1913 Webster] [She] thrust the shallop from the floating strand. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Note: The term shallop is applied to boats of all sizes, from a light canoe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shallop — (n.) kind of light boat, 1570s, from Fr. chaloupe, from Du. sloep sloop (see SLOOP (Cf. sloop)). Cf. Sp. chalupa, It. scialuppa …   Etymology dictionary

  • shallop — [shal′əp] n. [Fr chaloupe, prob. < Du sloepe, SLOOP] any of various earlier small open boats fitted with oars or sails or both …   English World dictionary

  • shallop — noun a) A type of large boat; a sloop. Into the same she leapt, and with the ore / Did thrust the shallop from the floting strand: / So safetie found at sea, which she found not at land. b) A small boat, a dinghy …   Wiktionary

  • shallop — a large fishing boat (over 35 feet, 10 m), partially decked and a vessel type between a skiff and a schooner. Used in the cod and seal fisheries of Newfoundland …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • shallop — /shal euhp/, n. any of various vessels formerly used for sailing or rowing in shallow waters, esp. a two masted, gaff rigged vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries. [1570 80; < F chaloupe < G Schaluppe SLOOP] * * * …   Universalium

  • shallop — shal·lop || ʃælÉ™p n. small rowboat or sailboat designed for shallow waters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shallop — [ ʃaləp] noun chiefly historical a light sailing boat used in shallow waters. Origin C16: from Fr. chaloupe, from Du. sloep sloop …   English new terms dictionary

  • shallop — shal·lop …   English syllables

  • shallop — shal•lop [[t]ˈʃæl əp[/t]] n. navig. any of various two masted vessels used in previous centuries for sailing or rowing in coastal waters • Etymology: 1570–80; < F chaloupe < G Schaluppe sloop …   From formal English to slang

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