Definition of Moses boat in US English:

Moses boat


  • Any of various small light boats; specifically †(a) US a boat formerly used in Massachusetts, especially as a ship's boat (obsolete); (b) Caribbean a kind of broad flat-bottomed boat used especially for fishing or to transfer goods and passengers between ship and shore.


Early 18th century; earliest use found in The Boston News-letter. From Moses + boat.


Moses boat

/ˈməʊzɪz bəʊt/