Definition of Skiff

1. Noun. Any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor.

Specialized synonyms: Sampan
Generic synonyms: Small Boat



Definition of Skiff

1. n. A small, light boat.

2. v. t. To navigate in a skiff.

Definition of Skiff

1. Noun. A small flat-bottomed open boat with a pointed bow and square stern. ¹

2. Noun. Any of various types of boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person. ¹

3. Noun. A light wind/rain/snow, etc. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) Used when referring to anyone (typically rednecks and fishermen) who has a degree of intelligence, but believes they are more than they actually are. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skiff

1. a small, open boat [n -S]

Medical Definition of Skiff

1. A small, light boat. "The pilot of some small night-foundered skiff. " (Milton) Skiff caterpillar, the larva of a moth (Limacodes scapha); so called from its peculiar shape. Origin: F. Esquif, fr. OHG. Skif, G. Schiff. See Ship. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skiff

skids
skidway
skidways
skie
skied
skieldrake
skier
skier day
skiercross
skiers
skies
skiesful
skiey
skieyer
skieyest
skiff (current term)
skiffed
skiffing
skiffle
skiffle group
skiffled
skiffles
skiffless
skifflike
skiffling
skiffs
skiing
skiing race
skiings
skijor

Literary usage of Skiff

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1. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records by Charles William Manwaring (1906)
"Also, I give unto my sd. wife Elizabeth skiff my dwelling house and barn and about 60 acres of land on which they stand, unto her and her heirs forever; ..."

2. The British Drama: A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies, Comedies (1859)
"Part of the Crew enter, with IRONSIDES and skiff in the midst of them. ... Every thing goes contrary skiff. Lord love you, Captain Ironsides, 'twas a barrel ..."

3. The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1910)
"who had got into a skiff and caught us up; and when they were alongside, that idiot Piero Benintendi sang out to me: "Go thy ways this time, Benvenuto; ..."

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