hoveler

noun

hov·​el·​er
variants or hoveller
-v(ə)lə(r
or less commonly huffler
ˈhəflə(r
plural -s
1
: a usually unlicensed coast boatman who does odd jobs in assisting ships or goes out to wrecks to land passengers or secure salvage
2
: a boat that is used by a hoveler

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“Hoveler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoveler. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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