chebacco

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Etymology[edit]

From Chebacco, the former name of Essex, a town in Massachusetts where such vessels were built. The town's name derives from Agawam, an Eastern Algonquian language.

Noun[edit]

chebacco (plural chebaccos)

  1. (nautical) A narrow-sterned boat formerly much used in the Newfoundland fisheries.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bartlett to this entry?)

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In practice, the spelling chebacco most often seems to refer to a small boat (for a few people to sail on), while chebec refers to a larger ship (formerly used in war).

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