hoveler

noun
hov·​el·​er
variants: or hoveller \ -​v(ə)lə(r \ or less commonly huffler \ ˈhəflə(r \
plural -s

Definition of hoveler

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 26 Jul. 2021.

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