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shallop

[shal-uh p] /ˈʃæl əp/
noun
1.
any of various vessels formerly used for sailing or rowing in shallow waters, especially a two-masted, gaff-rigged vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < French chaloupe < German Schaluppe sloop
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  • They made also a shallop of canvas and reeds, and in one or the other of these crafts he incessantly boated.
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shallop

/ˈʃæləp/
noun
1.
a light boat used for rowing in shallow water
2.
(formerly) a two-masted gaff-rigged vessel
Word Origin
C16: from French chaloupe, from Dutch sloepsloop
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Word Origin and History for shallop
n.

"kind of light boat," 1570s, from French chaloupe, from Dutch sloep "sloop" (see sloop). Cf. Spanish chalupa, Italian scialuppa.

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