American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large heavy boat, usually having two masts and carrying fore-and-aft or lugsails.
- n. A small open boat fitted with oars or sails, or both, and used primarily in shallow waters.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light boat or vessel, with or without a mast or masts; a sloop.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) A boat.
- From French chaloupe. (Wiktionary)
- French chaloupe, from Dutch sloep, sloop; see sloop, or perhaps from obsolete French chaloppe, nutshell (from Old French eschalope, from escale, eschale, shell, husk; see scale1). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The sky was blossoming into stars above the afterglow; out to the east the moon was rising, and the sea beneath it was a thing of radiance and silver and glamour; and a little harbour boat that went sailing across it was transmuted into an elfin shallop from the coast of fairyland.”
“The shallop was a serviceable vessel, and ran bravely before the wind on the calm sea.”
“The shallop was a long time getting clear of the point, having to row, but at last got up her sails and out of the harbor.”
“Aspinet himself; while the first red man allowed to come on board the shallop was the owner of the corn "borrowed" by the Pilgrims, who now repaid its value twofold by an order for goods to be delivered at”
“The commander of the shallop was the savage named Ouagimou, who was on terms of friendship with Bessabez, chief of the river Norumbegue, of whom he asked the body of Panounias,  who had been killed.”
“For these infractions the mutineers put Hudson, his seventeen-year old son, and seven others loyal to the captain on a small boat (known as a shallop) and set them adrift.”
“Champlain wrote: On June 20, a shallop arrived from Sainte-Croix which gave us news of the arrival of forty canoes, which were the Bésérévis [his name for the Nipissing], and with them a French interpreter whom the Sieur de Caën had sent the previous year  to encourage the Indians to come for trade, and he asked the sieur de Champlain to come quickly to Sainte-Croix, desiring to see him.”
“Other Iroquois tried to board the shallop from their war canoes.”
“They were larger than a shallop and smaller than an ocean-going navire.”
“In the summer another six or eight had returned from the farm on Cap Tourmente, and eleven arrived in the shallop that so displeased Champlain.”
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