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

Examples of pinnace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the climactic smackdown pits Wonder Woman vs. full feral Cheetah, an earlier fight at the White House is the real pinnace of their rivalry, presenting both Gadot and Wiig as physical powerhouses. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: 'Wonder Woman 1984' is a rousing, retro throwback to Christopher Reeve's 'Superman'," 15 Dec. 2020

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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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“Pinnace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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