Ballahou

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ballahou A fast-sailing schooner, used in the Bermudas and West Indies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ballahou A fast-sailing two-masted vessel, rigged with high fore-and-aft sails, much used in the West Indies. The foremast rakes forward, the mainmast aft.
    • n ballahou A term of derision applied to an ill-conditioned, slovenly ship.
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Usage

In literature:

The fore-mast of the ballahou rakes forward, the main-mast aft.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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