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bilander


bilander


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bilander  \Bil"an*der\,  n.  [D.  bijlander;  bij  by  +  land  land, 
  country.]  (Naut.) 
  A  small  two-masted  merchant  vessel,  fitted  only  for  coasting, 
  or  for  use  in  canals,  as  in  Holland. 
 
  Why  choose  we  then,  like  bilanders  to  creep  Along  the 
  coast,  and  land  in  view  to  keep?  --Dryden.