Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples
IPA transcription: [sk'ɪf]
meaning of the word
any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor
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.