boyer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

boyer (plural boyers)

  1. (nautical) A Flemish sloop with a castle at each end.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Raleigh to this entry?)

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.