skiff has definitions from the fields of nautical,transportation
[ noun ] (nautical,transportation) any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor

Used in print

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

To his left , the two skiffs dented their sharp bows into the soft bank .

They moved toward the skiffs with shocking eagerness , elbowing and shoving .

The Union soldiers grounded arms and settled into healthy , indifferent postures to watch the feeble boarding of the skiffs .

In a confused , soaked and stumbling shift of bodies and lifting arms , the two men were dragged into the same skiff .

If he failed to reach the riverbank in five minutes , say , then the skiffs would pull away and leave him groping in the mud .

Related terms

small_boat sampan

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 27086