from The Century Dictionary.
- noun On some parts of the coast of England, one of a class of persons employed as non-certificated pilots, as wreckers, in landing passengers from ships by means of boats, etc.: probably so called from their use of hovels on shore for shelter.
- noun Hence An English coasting-vessel used for all sorts of work.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Prov. Eng. One who assists in saving life and property from a wreck; a coast boatman.
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- noun Alternative form of
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