berthon boat

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

Definition of berthon boat

: a collapsible lifeboat often carried on small ships

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History and Etymology for berthon boat

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

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“Berthon boat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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