Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday's Word

Word: Skinboat (N.)
Definition: a Windjammer cruise craft

The etymology derives from either the amount of overt epidermis on deck or the covert activities below.

(Definition from: "How To Talk Yankee", by Gerald Lewis & Tim Sample, copyright 1979, 1986 by The Thorndike Press; copyright 1989 by the First North Country Press)

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Jason said...

Gayest sailing term ever.

8:10 AM  
Blogger TFKoP said...

Whatta yah mean? "I'm going to sail the Bahamas on a skinboat."

Okay, maybe you're right.

But, not as goofy as "bimini" (awning that provides shade on deck).

9:07 AM  

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