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.

    John Paul Jones

  • Soon, this circumstance made the converted former packet boat the focal point of the first air-sea battle in history.

    Castles of Steel


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