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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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