gunboat definition

  • noun:
    • A small armed vessel.
    • Any of various types of small-armed vessel
    • A vessel of light draught, holding a number of weapons, useful for operations in low seas.
    • Any small naval vessel carrying installed firearms.
    • A boat or tiny vessel fitted to carry one or more guns of large-caliber, and from the light draft effective at working close inshore or up streams; also, any tiny vessel carrying weapons.
    • In coal-mining, a self-dumping box on rims, used for increasing coal on mountains, and holding three or four tons of coal. It resembles a “skip,” but works on tires, rather than between guides.
    • a small shallow-draft boat carrying attached firearms; used by costal patrols

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