pinnace

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noun pin·nace \ˈpi-nəs\

Definition of pinnace

  1. 1 :  a light sailing ship; especially :  one used as a tender

  2. 2 :  any of various ship's boats

Origin and Etymology of pinnace

Medieval French pinace, probably from Old Spanish pinaza, from pino pine, from Latin pinus


First Known Use: 1538

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