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ship +‎ -let


shiplet (plural shiplets)

  1. (obsolete) A little ship.
    • 1587, Raphael Holinshed, chapter 1.12, in Chronicles[1]:
      ...and so they go to the sea betwixt two hils, whereof that on the one side lieth out like an arme or cape, and maketh the fashion of an hauenet or peere, whither shiplets sometime doo resort for succour.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for shiplet in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)