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skiff small sea-going ship XVI; sculling- or racing-boat XVIII. — F. esquif — It. schifo — Lombardic *skif = OHG. schif SHIP.

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skiff

skiff / skif/ • n. a shallow, flat-bottomed open boat with sharp bow and square stern.

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