Definitions

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  • n. A narrow-sterned boat formerly much used in the Newfoundland fisheries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A narrow-sterned boat formerly much used in the Newfoundland fisheries; -- called also pinkstern and chebec.

Etymologies

From Chebacco, the former name of Essex, a town in Massachusetts where such vessels were built. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The deck-piled sloops, the pinched chebacco-boats,

    The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes — Volume 11: Poems from the Teacups Series

  • After innumerable voyages aboard men-of-war and merchant-men, fishing-schooners and chebacco-boats, the old salt had become master of a handcart, which he daily trundled about the vicinity, and sometimes blew his fish-horn through the streets of

    The Village Uncle (From "Twice Told Tales")

  • After innumerable voyages aboard men-of-war and merchantmen, fishing-schooners and chebacco-boats, the old salt had become master of a hand-cart, which he daily trundled about the vicinity, and sometimes blew his fish-horn through the streets of

    Twice Told Tales

  • For my part, I was born on board a chebacco-man, and never could see the use of more land than now and then

    The Pilot

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  • Usage on trashfish. Also...
    "Each spring the chebaccos were scraped and caulked and tarred and sent out to the fishing grounds. Once there, the boats were anchored, and the men hand-lined over the side from the low midship rail."
    —Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm, 1997 (NY: HarperCollins, 1999), 22–23

    August 17, 2009

  • Couldn't you tell from the accent, reesetee?

    July 31, 2008

  • I had no idea Chewbacca was from Newfoundland. Learn something new every day.

    July 31, 2008

  • How would you write down Chewy's lines?

    WRrrraaaaaaaaaaowww?

    July 30, 2008

  • (psst... whichbe, do you mean wookiee chewing tobacco? p.s. get out of my head!)

    July 30, 2008

  • Or that.

    July 30, 2008

  • Special wookie chewing tobacco.

    July 30, 2008

  • (Obsolete) A kind of vessel employed in Newfoundland fisheries; also called pinkstern.

    July 30, 2008