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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