from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A row-boat towed behind a steamboat or a small sailing vessel.


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  • Trouble is I ought to have brought a tag-boat; but they clutch on to the water so, an 'I do love to sail free.

    On Shell-heap Island

  • Harry Foster had already hoisted the Starlight's sail with one careful reef in it, and was waiting to row them out two at a time in the tag-boat.

    Betty Leicester A Story For Girls

  • So down came the sails and alongside came the tag-boat; and Aunt Barbara was landed first, parasol and all, and the others followed her.

    Betty Leicester A Story For Girls

  • I got into the schooner's tag-boat quick, I tell ye, and pushed off for her, 'n' she let go just as I got there, 'n' I guess you never saw a more miser'ble-looking creatur 'than I fished out of the water.

    Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches


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