pinnace

pinnace

[pin-is]
noun
1.
a light sailing ship, especially one formerly used in attendance on a larger ship.
2.
any of various kinds of ship's boats.
3.
a small 17th-century ship having two or three masts and a flat stern, used in northern Europe as a warship and merchant ship and as a tender.

Origin:
1540–50; < Middle French pinace < Old Spanish pinaza literally, something made of pino pine1

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pinnace (ˈpɪnɪs)
 
n
any of various kinds of ship's tender
 
[C16: from French pinace, apparently from Old Spanish pinaza, literally: something made of pine, ultimately from Latin pīnus pine]

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