One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A boat-shaped container for holding soft food for feeding babies.
- ‘In the 18th and 19th century pap boats and cups were a popular feeding utensil.’
- ‘Pap boats were usually small, shallow open containers with a pouring lip. Most did not have a handle. Infant feeding boats date from mid-18th to early 20th century.’
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