What does bumboat mean?

bumboat meaning in General Dictionary

A clumsy motorboat useful for conveying arrangements good fresh fruit an such like available to vessels lying in slot or down shore

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  • a little ship that ferries materials and commodities for sale to a more substantial ship at anchor
  • A clumsy watercraft, employed for conveying terms, fruit, etc., for sale, to vessels lying-in port or down coast.

bumboat meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A clumsy vessel, useful for conveying provisions, fresh fruit, etc., on the market, to vessels lying-in slot or down coast.