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bumboat


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bumboat  \Bum"boat`\,  n.  [From  bum  the  buttocks,  on  account  of 
  its  clumsy  form  or  fr  D.  bun  a  box  for  holding  fish  in  a 
  boat.]  (Naut.) 
  A  clumsy  boat,  used  for  conveying  provisions,  fruit,  etc., 
  for  sale,  to  vessels  lying  in  port  or  off  shore. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bumboat 
  n  :  a  small  boat  that  ferries  supplies  and  commodities  for  sale 
  to  a  larger  ship  at  anchor 




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