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A fishing smack of a kind formerly used on the coasts of Essex and Kent.
- ‘Traditional smacks and bawleys can be found at the harbour throughout the year.’
- ‘He knew the smacks, bawleys and barges, and had sailed aboard most boats suited to the tidal waters.’
- ‘There are still a few of these bawleys on the East Coast, mostly now used for charter.’
- ‘It was a wonderful sight to see 21 smacks and bawleys go off, followed half an hour later by 9 barges.’
- ‘Many are from the East Coast, such as barges, bawleys and smacks.’
Late 19th century: of unknown origin.
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