from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Packet, n., 2.
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- n. a boat for carrying mail
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JONES’S FELLOW PASSENGERS on the packet boat to France were convivial company, brother officers from the French army returning home after their adventures abroad.
Soon, this circumstance made the converted former packet boat the focal point of the first air-sea battle in history.