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Meaning of SKIFF

Pronunciation:  skif

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor
 

SKIFF is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: sampan, small boat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Skiff\, n. [F. esquif, fr. OHG. skif, G. schiff. See
    {Ship}.]
    A small, light boat.
    
          The pilot of some small night-foundered skiff.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    {Skiff caterpillar} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a moth
       ({Limacodes scapha}); -- so called from its peculiar
       shape.
    
    
  2. \Skiff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skiffed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Skiffing}.]
    To navigate in a skiff. [R.]
    
    
 

 

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