gabbard

noun
gab·​bard | \ˈgabərd\
variants: or gabbart \-​rt \
plural -s

Definition of gabbard 

: a small ship (as a lighter or barge) formerly much used in inland navigation in Scotland

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History and Etymology for gabbard

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

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