noun bank·sku·ta \ˈbaŋkˌskütə\
variants: less commonly



Definition of bankskuta



  1. :  a usually ketch-rigged Scandinavian fishing craft designed for use in the North Sea bank fisheries and averaging from 30 to 70 tons burden

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Origin and Etymology of bankskuta

bankskuta from Swedish, from bank + skuta sloop, smack; bankskoite from Norwegian bankskøite, from bank + skøite sloop, smack

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