jolly-boat definition

  • noun:
    • A boat of medium size belonging to a ship.
    • A clincher-built boat smaller than a cutter, typically hoisted in the stern of a vessel, and useful for hack-work. Its about 4 feet in ray and 12 feet in length, with a bluff bow and large transom.
    • a yawl used by a ship's sailors for basic work

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