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  • n. A two-masted Dutch vessel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A two-masted Dutch vessel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small Dutch sailing vessel.

Etymologies

Dutch kof. (Wiktionary)

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  • "A Dutch vessel of burden, with a main and foremast, and a large spritsail set abaft each. Thus they sail very close to the wind; but when the wind is aft, they carry flying topsails and a square-sail upon the foremast, and upon the bowsprit two or three jibs."
    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 212

    October 11, 2008