from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A submarine.

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  • n. a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes


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  • A butcher stands in the tail of his pigboat like a Venetian gondolier; a pig's head is nailed to the prow, the rest of the carcass laid out in the anatomically correct order down the length of the boat.

    "Unidentified Objects" by James P. Blaylock

  • Not many of us in the pigboat fleet left either. "

    The Savage Horde


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  • A lake steamship or whaleback; a boat with pointed prows and a rounded (arched) deck.

    January 13, 2009