a type of boat used in fishing, having a sharp stern as well as a pointed bow. Fishermen believed that following seas would not swamp such a boat, although this did not always work out in practice. Such boats were hauled up on the beach, e.g. in the Gaspé region on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, and having a pointed stern made them easier to launch though surf. The Gaspé boat, Tancook whaler and Labrador boat are of this type

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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