Definition of Billyboy

1. n. A flat-bottomed river barge or coasting vessel.



Definition of Billyboy

1. Noun. (U.K.) A flat-bottomed river barge or coasting vessel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Billyboy

1. a cargo boat [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Billyboy

bills payable
billy
billy-can
billy-cans
billy-goat
billy-goats
billy-ho
billy-oh
billy cart
billy club
billy clubs
billy goat
billy goats
billyboy (current term)
billyboys
billycan
billycans
billycock
billycocks
billygoat
billygoats
billyo
billyoh
billypot
billypots
billystick
bilobal
bilobalide

Literary usage of Billyboy

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1. Mast and Sail in Europe and Asia by Herbert Warington Smyth (1906)
"124 billyboy, . . . .127 billyboy, . . . .128 Old Goole ... Smack or billyboy, 1835, . . 128 Mule, . .130 Coble—Reefed, . .131 A Herring Mule, ..."

2. Marion Fay: A Novel by Anthony Trollope (1882)
"Lady Di Peacocke married Mr. billyboy, who was a clerk in one of the offices. ... Mr. billyboy can't keep a carriage for her, but that of course is her ..."

3. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1897)
"... and Mrs. M.'s ch. filly Toddles, rising two years, and our three-year old colt billyboy, were rehearsing in the nursery the endless little comedy which ..."

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