packet boat


packet boat
Synonyms and related words:
carrier, carrier pigeon, homer, homing pigeon, mail car, mail coach, mail packet, mail train, mail truck, mailer, mailplane, pigeon post, post boat, post car, post coach, post-horse, post-office car, poster, railway mail car

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  • Packet boat — packet pack et (p[a^]k [e^]t), n. [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the same source as E. pack. See {Pack}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Originally, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • packet boat — n. 〚so called from orig. carrying mail〛 a boat that travels a regular route, as along a coast or on a river, carrying passengers, freight, and mail * * * …   Universalium

  • packet boat — n old fashioned a boat that carries letters, packages etc and usually passengers at regular times …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • packet boat — n. [so called from orig. carrying mail] a boat that travels a regular route, as along a coast or on a river, carrying passengers, freight, and mail …   English World dictionary

  • packet boat — noun a boat for carrying mail • Syn: ↑mailboat, ↑mail boat, ↑packet • Hypernyms: ↑boat * * * noun also packet ship 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • packet boat — small boat that supplies a regular service for carrying passengers or freight on a fixed short route; mailboat, boat which conveys mail …   English contemporary dictionary

  • packet boat — /ˈpækət boʊt/ (say pakuht boht) noun → packet (def. 4) …   Australian English dictionary

  • packet boat — noun (C) old fashioned a boat that carries mail and usually passengers at regular times …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • packet-boat — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Packet trade — generally refers to any regularly scheduled cargo, passenger and mail trade conducted by ship. [ [http://www.umassd.edu/specialprograms/CaboVerde/cvpacket.html Cape Verde Packet Trade] ] The ships are called packet boats as their original… …   Wikipedia