Definition of skiff noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

skiff

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//skɪf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪf//
 
Types of boats and ships, Boating
 
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a small light boat for rowing or sailing, usually for one person See related entries: Types of boats and ships, Boating Word Origin late 15th cent.: from French esquif, from Italian schifo, of Germanic origin; related to ship.
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