variants or gabbart
plural -s
: a small ship (as a lighter or barge) formerly much used in inland navigation in Scotland

Word History


modification (influenced by -ard, -art) of Middle French gabarre, gabbarre ship, from Old Provençal gabarra

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“Gabbard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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