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Meaning of bumboat by Wiktionary Dictionary

bumboat


    Etymology

    Germanic bumboot, "ship's boat".
    Dutch bomschuit, "small fishing boat". Dutch bom + schuit, "boat" + "ship" .

    Noun

    bumboat ( plural: bumboats )

    1. ( nautical ) a small boat used for carrying provisions to ships lying at anchor in a harbour


Explanation of bumboat by Wordnet Dictionary

bumboat


    Noun
    1. a small boat that ferries supplies and commodities for sale to a larger ship at anchor



    Definition of bumboat by GCIDE Dictionary

    bumboat


    1. Bumboat n. [From bum the buttocks, on account of its clumsy form; or fr. D. bun a box for holding fish in a boat.] ( Naut. ) A clumsy boat, used for conveying provisions, fruit, etc., for sale, to vessels lying in port or off shore.