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See also: Chebacco
chebacco (plural chebaccos)
- (nautical) A narrow-sterned boat formerly much used in the Newfoundland fisheries.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Bartlett to this entry?)
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).