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1Work undertaken on board or using a boat; specifically (a) the manning of the boats of a large ship; (b) angling done in a boat rather than on the shore or bank.
2The construction, maintenance, or repair of a boat or boats.
Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From boat + work.
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