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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a boat for communication between ship and shore;
[syn: tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutter]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pinnace \Pin"nace\, n. [F. pinasse; cf. It. pinassa, pinazza, Sp. pinaza; all from L. pinus a pine tree, anything made of pine, e.g., a ship. Cf. Pine a tree.] 1. (Naut.) (a) A small vessel propelled by sails or oars, formerly employed as a tender, or for coast defence; -- called originally, spynace or spyne. (b) A man-of-war's boat. [1913 Webster] Whilst our pinnace anchors in the Downs. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A procuress; a pimp. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]