Definition of Pinnace

1. Noun. A boat for communication between ship and shore.

Exact synonyms: Cutter, Ship's Boat, Tender
Generic synonyms: Boat
Specialized synonyms: Gig



Definition of Pinnace

1. n. A small vessel propelled by sails or oars, formerly employed as a tender, or for coast defence; -- called originally, spynace or spyne.

Definition of Pinnace

1. Noun. (nautical) A light boat, traditionally propelled by sails, but may also be a rowboat. Pinnaces are usually messenger boats, carrying messages among the larger ships of a fleet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pinnace

1. a small sailing ship [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pinnace

1. 1. A small vessel propelled by sails or oars, formerly employed as a tender, or for coast defence; called originally, spynace or spyne. A man-of-war's boat. "Whilst our pinnace anchors in the Downs." (Shak) 2. A procuress; a pimp. Origin: F. Pinasse; cf. It. Pinassa, pinazza, Sp. Pinaza; all from L. Pinus a pine tree, anything made of pine, e.g, a ship. Cf. Pine a tree. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinnace

pinks
pinkskin
pinkskins
pinkster
pinkwash
pinkwashed
pinkwashes
pinkwashing
pinky
pinledge
pinless
pinlike
pinna
pinna nasi
pinnable
pinnace (current term)
pinnaces
pinnacle
pinnacled
pinnacles
pinnacling
pinnae
pinnal
pinnas
pinnate
pinnate leaf
pinnated
pinnately
pinnatifid
pinnatilobate

Literary usage of Pinnace

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1. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, Jenny H. Stickney (1898)
"THE pinnace AND THE PETARD. that the fowls and the monkey were as -*- lively as ever next morning, we set eagerly to work to bake for ourselves, ..."

2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1888)
"The ship Hector sailed " merrily past Dover," but met with " a marvellous great storm " in the Channel. " In the night we did not only lose the pinnace, ..."

3. Bradford's History of the Plymouth Settlement, 1608-1650 by William Bradford, Harold Paget (1920)
"CHAPTER V Changes In form of Government—pinnace wrecked— Private Settlers make ... with Lyford and Oli Hi am—pinnace salvaged and rigged: 1624. ..."

4. Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta by Reginald Heber (1828)
"Accompanied by my domestic Chaplain, Mr. Stowe, I embarked on board a fine 16 oared pinnace for Dacca, which was to be the first station on my ..."

5. Narrative of a journey through the upper provinces of India, from Calcutta by Reginald Heber (1828)
"Accompanied by my domestic Chaplain, Mr. Stowe,- I embarked on board a fine 16 oared pinnace for Dacca, which was to be the first station on my Visitation. ..."

6. The Latin Poets: An Anthology by Nathan Haskell Dole (1905)
"TO HIS pinnace. YON pinnace, friends, now hauled ashore, Boasts that for speed none ever more Excelled, or 'gainst her could avail In race of oars, ..."

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