skaffie

noun
skaff·​ie | \ ˈskafi \
plural -s

Definition of skaffie

: a Scottish fishing boat having the stem raked and rounding and the stern raked and usually main and mizzen dipping lugsails

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History and Etymology for skaffie

English dialect skaff light boat, skiff (from Middle English skaf, from Middle French scaphe, escaffe, from Latin scapha, from Greek skaphē) + English -ie

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“Skaffie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skaffie. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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