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Meaning of PINNACE

Pronunciation:  'pinis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a boat for communication between ship and shore
 

PINNACE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: cutter, ship's boat, tender
 
 See Also: boat, gig

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pin"nace\, n. [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.]
1. (Naut.)
   (a) A small vessel propelled by sails or oars, formerly
       employed as a tender, or for coast defence; -- called
       originally, {spynace} or {spyne}.
   (b) A man-of-war's boat.

             Whilst our pinnace anchors in the Downs. --Shak.

2. A procuress; a pimp. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

 

 

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