pinnace

noun
pin·​nace | \ ˈpi-nəs How to pronounce pinnace (audio) \

Definition of pinnace

1 : a light sailing ship especially : one used as a tender
2 : any of various ship's boats

First Known Use of pinnace

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pinnace

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

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