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Ship vs. Skiff

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Shipnoun

A water-borne vessel generally larger than a boat.

Skiffnoun

A small flat-bottomed open boat with a pointed bow and square stern.

Shipnoun

A vessel which travels through any medium other than across land, such as an airship or spaceship.

Skiffnoun

Any of various types of boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person.

Shipnoun

A sailing vessel with three or more square-rigged masts.

Skiffnoun

(weather) A light wind/rain/snow, etc.

‘A skiff of rain blew into the shed and the two men moved their chairs back.’;

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Shipnoun

A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.

Skiffnoun

(slang) Someone (typically a redneck or fisherman) who has a degree of intelligence, but believes they are more than they actually are.

Shipnoun

(cartomancy) The third card of the Lenormand deck.

Skiffnoun

a deep blanket of snow covering the ground

Shipnoun

(fandom) A fictional romantic relationship between two characters, either real or themselves fictional.

Skiffverb

to navigate in a skiff.

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Shipverb

(transitive) To send by water-borne transport.

Skiffnoun

A small, light boat.

‘The pilot of some small night-foundered skiff.’;

Shipverb

(transitive) To send (a parcel or container) to a recipient (by any means of transport).

‘to ship freight by railroad’;

Skiffverb

To navigate in a skiff.

Shipverb

(ambitransitive) To release a product to vendors; to launch.

‘Our next issue ships early next year.’; ‘The developers had to ship the game two weeks late.’;

Skiffnoun

any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor

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Shipverb

(ambitransitive) To engage to serve on board a vessel.

‘to ship seamen’; ‘I shipped on a man-of-war.’;

Skiff

The term skiff is used for a number of essentially unrelated styles of small boats. Traditionally, these are coastal craft or river craft used for leisure, as a utility craft and for fishing, and have a one-person or small crew.

Shipverb

(intransitive) To embark on a ship.

Shipverb

To put in its place.

‘to ship the tiller or rudder’;

Shipverb

(transitive) To take in (water) over the sides of a vessel.

‘We were shipping so much water I was sure we would capsize.’;

Shipverb

(transitive) To pass (from one person to another).

‘Can you ship me the ketchup?’;

Shipverb

To go all in.

Shipverb

(sports) To trade or send a player to another team.

‘Twins ship Delmon Young to Tigers.’;

Shipverb

(rugby) To bungle a kick and give the opposing team possession.

Shipverb

(fandom) To support or approve of a fictional romantic relationship between two characters, either real or themselves fictional, typically in fan fiction.

‘I ship Kirk and Spock in “Star Trek”.’; ‘I ship Peggy and Angie in “Marvel's Agent Carter”.’;

Shipnoun

Pay; reward.

‘In withholding or abridging of the ship or the hire or the wages of servants.’;

Shipnoun

Any large seagoing vessel.

‘Like a stately ship . . . With all her bravery on, and tackle trim,Sails filled, and streamers waving.’; ‘Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State!’;

Shipnoun

Specifically, a vessel furnished with a bowsprit and three masts (a mainmast, a foremast, and a mizzenmast), each of which is composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast, and square-rigged on all masts. See Illustation in Appendix.

Shipnoun

A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.

Shipverb

To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water.

‘The timber was . . . shipped in the bay of Attalia, from whence it was by sea transported to Pelusium.’;

Shipverb

By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad.

Shipverb

Hence, to send away; to get rid of.

Shipverb

To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen.

Shipverb

To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.

Shipverb

To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.

Shipverb

To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man-of-war.

Shipverb

To embark on a ship.

Shipnoun

a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Shipverb

transport commercially

Shipverb

hire for work on a ship

Shipverb

go on board

Shipverb

travel by ship

Shipverb

place on board a ship;

‘ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel’;

Ship

A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world's oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying goods or passengers, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research, and fishing. Ships are generally distinguished from boats, based on size, shape, load capacity, and tradition.

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