Definition of Guard boat
1. Noun. A boat that is on guard duty (as in a harbor) around a fleet of warships.
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Literary usage of Guard boat
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1. A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia, Beginning October 20, 1737: By by William Stephens (1906)
"... they purposed to go by Land to Noble Jones's Plantation; to whom I wrote an Order to be assisting to them, with his Guard-Boat, and proper Hands; ..."
2. The Sailor's Word-book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including by William Henry Smyth (1867)
"Vessels of war of various sizes which formerly cruised against smugglers on the South American coasts. GUARD-BOARDS. Synonymous with chain-wales. GUARD-BOAT ..."