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Definition of "shallop" [shal•lop]

  • A large heavy boat, usually having two masts and carrying fore-and-aft or lugsails. (noun)
  • A small open boat fitted with oars or sails, or both, and used primarily in shallow waters. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shallop" in a sentence
  • "The sky was blossoming into stars above the afterglow; out to the east the moon was rising, and the sea beneath it was a thing of radiance and silver and glamour; and a little harbour boat that went sailing across it was transmuted into an elfin shallop from the coast of fairyland."
  • "The shallop was a serviceable vessel, and ran bravely before the wind on the calm sea."
  • "The shallop was a long time getting clear of the point, having to row, but at last got up her sails and out of the harbor."