Definition of Ship's boat
1. Noun. A boat for communication between ship and shore.
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Literary usage of Ship's boat
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and by Washington Irving (1849)
"The ship-s boat remained on the shore. They repaired it and put it in a state to bear a voyage, and then made sail, intending to return to England. ..."
2. The Voyage of the "Challenger.": The Atlantic; a Preliminary Account of the by Charles Wyville Thomson (1877)
"... but the sea was breaking heavily on the weather-coast, and it was considered unsafe to land opposite the practicable ascent in a ship-s boat. ..."
3. The Sailor's Pocket Book: a Collection of Practical Rules, Notes, and Tables by Sir Frederick George Denham Bedford (1875)
"... far better able to cope with a surf than a ship-s boat, and the coast-boatmen being more skilful in managing boats in a surf than the crews of ships. ..."