A coracle, or rawhide boat; a bull-boat. See cut under coracle.(noun)
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Use "skin-boat" in a sentence
"The _ouimiack_, or skin-boat, is a clumsy-looking contrivance, but not to be despised on that account; from the buoyancy of the materials of which it is built, the ouimiack stands a much heavier sea than our best sea-boat."
"We were attended on the voyage by a skin-boat (or woman's boat) in which were _Thukkekina_ and his wife, and their adopted child _Mammak_, a boy twelve years old."
"The skin-boat was intended as a refuge, in case of any accident happening to our own boat, and was useful in landing, as we never brought the large boat close in shore."