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From Dutch boeijer, so called because these vessels were employed for laying the boeijen, or buoys: compare French boyer.



boyer (plural boyers)

  1. (nautical) A Flemish sloop with a castle at each end.
    • 1651, Walter Raleigh, Observations touching trade and commerce with the Hollander and other nations
      they have many advantages of us; the one is, by their fashioned ships called boyers, hoybarks, hoys, and others []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for boyer in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)