What is the difference between skiff and boat?

skiff | boat |

Skiff is a hyponym of boat.


As nouns the difference between skiff and boat

is that skiff is a small flat-bottomed open boat with a pointed bow and square stern or skiff can be (weather|nova scotia) a deep blanket of snow covering the ground while boat is a craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind.

As verbs the difference between skiff and boat

is that skiff is to navigate in a skiff while boat is to travel by boat.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

skiff

English

(wikipedia skiff)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) esquif, from (etyl) . More at (l).

Noun

(en noun)
  • A small flat-bottomed open boat with a pointed bow and square stern.
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  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Old Applegate, in the stern, just set and looked at me, and Lord James, amidship, waved both arms and kept hollering for help. I took a couple of everlasting big strokes and managed to grab hold of the skiff' s rail, close to the stern.}}
  • Any of various types of boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person.
  • (weather) A light wind/rain/snow, etc.
  • (slang) Used when referring to anyone (typically rednecks and fishermen) who has a degree of intelligence, but believes they are more than they actually are.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • to navigate in a skiff.
  • Etymology 2

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (weather, Nova Scotia) a deep blanket of snow covering the ground
  • boat

    English

    (wikipedia boat)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind.
  • *
  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers,. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
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  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Philander went into the next room
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Yesterday’s fuel , passage=The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania. The first barrels of crude fetched $18 (around $450 at today’s prices).}}
  • (lb) A full house.
  • A vehicle, utensil, or dish somewhat resembling a boat in shape.
  • :
  • (lb) One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.
  • The refugee boats arriving in Australian waters, and by extension, refugees generally.
  • Usage notes

    There is no explicit limit, but the word boat usually refers to a relatively small watercraft, smaller than a ship but larger than a dinghy.

    Synonyms

    * (craft on or in water) craft, ship, vessel

    Hyponyms

    (Terms denoting specific kinds of boat) * (A craft on or in water) ark, bangca, barge, canoe, catamaran, caravel, carrack, coracle, cruiser, cutter, dhow, dinghy, dory, dragon boat, Dutch barge, East Indiaman, felucca, ferry, ferryboat, fishing boat, flatboat, folding boat, galley, galleon, gig, go-fast boat, gondola, guardboat, gunboat, houseboat, hovercraft, hydrofoil, hydroplane, iceboat, inflatable boat, inflatable raft, jetboat, jetski, junk, , kayak, keelboat, ketch, lifeboat, log boat, longboat, luxemotor, mackinaw boat, mailboat, motorboat, motorsailer, narrowboat, Norfolk wherry, outrigger canoe, paddleboat, peniche, pinnace, policeboat, powerboat, raft, rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RIB), riverboat, rowboat, sailboat, schooner, scow, seaboat, sealship, Seiner, ship of the line, skiff, sloop, steamboat, submarine, surfboat, swan boat, tender, tjalk, trawler, trireme, trimaran, troller, tug, tugboat, U-boat, wangkang, water taxi, whaleboat, yacht, yawl

    Derived terms

    * boatable * boatage * boatbill * boatbuilder * boatel, botel * boater * boatful * boathook * boathouse * boatie * boating * boatless * boatlift * boatload * boatman, boatsman * boatmanship, boatsmanship * boatneck * boatslip * boatswain * boatswainbird * boattail * boatwoman * boatwright * boatyard * burn one's boats * float someone's boat * gravy boat * houseboat * in the same boat * longtail boat * miss the boat * narrowboat, narrow boat * push the boat out * rock the boat * speedboat * twist-boat * U-boat

    See also

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    References

    * Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To travel by boat.
  • To transport in a boat.
  • to boat goods
  • To place in a boat.
  • to boat oars

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