jolly boat

noun
jol·​ly boat | \ ˈjä-lē- How to pronounce jolly boat (audio) \

Definition of jolly boat

: a ship's boat of medium size used for general-purpose work

First Known Use of jolly boat

1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jolly boat

origin unknown

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“Jolly boat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jolly%20boat. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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