nickey

noun
nick·​ey | \ ˈnikē \
plural -s

Definition of nickey

: a lug-sailed fishing boat common on the Manx fishing grounds

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History and Etymology for nickey

perhaps from Nicholas, name of frequent occurrence among Cornishmen who first brought it to the Isle of Man

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“Nickey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nickey. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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