Definition of ship's boat in English:

ship's boat


  • A small boat carried on board a ship.

    • ‘Other features along this side of the hull are davits for the ship's boats, the last of which hosts the buoy line.’
    • ‘You still anchor offshore, but you do not tender in to the port on your ship's boats.’
    • ‘The ultimate was a ‘flogging round the fleet’ with so many lashes given at the gangway of each ship with the victim and punishment party in a ship's boat.’
    • ‘With two men at the oars, the ship's boat fairly skimmed over the water to the shore.’
    • ‘The wooden decking is still reasonably intact, though crowded with fittings to support the ship's boats, remains of davits, and small cleats and bollards for securing the boats.’