berthon boat

noun, often capitalized first B ber·thon boat \ˈbər-ˌthän-\

Definition of berthon boat

  1. :  a collapsible lifeboat often carried on small ships

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Origin and Etymology of berthon boat

after Edward L. Berthon †1899 English ecclesiastic and physician, its inventor


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