Definition of Racing skiff

1. Noun. A shell for a single oarsman.

Exact synonyms: Single Shell
Generic synonyms: Racing Shell, Shell

Lexicographical Neighbors of Racing Skiff

racing boat
racing car
racing certainty
racing circuit
racing crab
racing gig
racing green
racing jack
racing jacks
racing shell
racing skate
racing skiff (current term)
racing start
racing thoughts
racing yacht

Literary usage of Racing skiff

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Outing (1892)
"To-day there is not a sailboat afloat, the canoe alone ex- cepted, that can attain the speed of a racing skiff, length for length. The metal drop rudder, ..."

2. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1883)
"A canoe with forty or fifty paddles on a side would be driven as fast as a steam-ram or a racing-skiff. Wooden statues, picture- writing on rocks and trees, ..."

3. The "House" on Sport by Members of the London Stock Exchange by William Alphonse Morgan, Stock Exchange (London, England) (1898)
"The usual boat used for racing is known by the names of "best and best boat," "outrigger," " racing skiff," "funny," "shell," ..."

4. Life and Labour of the People in London by Charles Booth (1895)
"... said not to be more than thirty in London, and these, unless they belong to a very select few who make racing-skiff oars, find it hard to earn a living. ..."

5. The Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World: Being a by John George Wood (1883)
"When the kia is not in use, it is n out of the water, and rested in a reed position upon the snow houses, as is i on page 1327. t" a racing skiff. ..."

6. Fighting the Slave-hunters in Central Africa: A Record of Twenty-six Years by Alfred James Swann (1910)
"The greedy old warrior, wearing a skin cap, was superintendent of the canoes, which were almost as difficult to manage as a narrow racing skiff. ..."

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