from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vessel whose deck consists almost wholly of movable hatches; -- used mostly in the fisheries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of half-decked fishing-boat; a boat that has a hatch or well for holding fish.
- n. A vessel of which the hatches extend fore and aft; a cargo-barge in which the deck is composed almost entirely of hatches.
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