bumboat

noun
bum·​boat | \ ˈbəm-ˌbōt How to pronounce bumboat (audio) \

Definition of bumboat

: a boat that brings provisions and commodities for sale to larger ships in port or offshore

First Known Use of bumboat

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bumboat

probably from Low German bumboot, from bum tree + boot boat

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“Bumboat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumboat. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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