shal·​lop | \ ˈsha-ləp How to pronounce shallop (audio) \

Definition of shallop

1 : a usually 2-masted ship with lugsails
2 : a small open boat propelled by oars or sails and used chiefly in shallow waters

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Recent Examples on the Web And so had the shallop, built in Massachusetts in 1957 at the Plymouth Marine Railway. Brian Macquarrie,, 23 June 2019 The shallop, by contrast, was meant for shallow water where larger ships couldn’t venture. Brian Macquarrie,, 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of shallop

circa 1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for shallop

Middle French chaloupe

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“Shallop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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