Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: skiff
IPA transcription: [sk'ɪf]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: skiff
    Meaning: any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor
Usage examples
  • The skiff headed southward.
  • The skiff was aground ten fathoms away from us.
  • "Head for the skiff!" I said, moving toward the sea.
  • We'll take advantage of the darkness. Come to the skiff.
  • Captain Nemo, Conseil, Ned Land, and I found seats in the stern of the skiff.
  • The hatches were open. After mooring the skiff, we reentered the Nautilus's interior.
  • Oars in position, five of the Nautilus's sailors were waiting for us aboard the skiff, which was moored alongside.
  • "There, sir, all under control!" he told me after a few moments. "The skiff is in place and the hatches are closed.
  • The skiff advanced toward Mannar Island, which curved to the south. Captain Nemo stood up from his thwart and studied the sea.
  • Between two and three in the morning the moon rose; and I then, putting my basket aboard a little skiff, sailed out about four miles from the shore.