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[Old English bāt related to Old Norse beit, from Germanic: Dutch boot, German Boot, French bateau, have come from English or Scandinavian.]
1A. A small open vessel propelled by oars, engine, or sail.
Also (colloquial, especially among submariners) a submarine. OE
1B. Any small or distinctive kind of vessel, especially a fishing vessel, mail packet, ferry, or small steamer.
Also (chiefly US) a large seagoing vessel. L16
2. A boat-shaped utensil for holding gravy, sauce, incense, etc. L17
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