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bumboat

[′bəm‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
A small boat on which a hoist has been installed for operating dredge lines and handling anchors.
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Catch a bumboat to explore Singapore's tiny islands
PHOTO : Sturdy, unglamorous bumboat cruises past Singapore's Pulau Seking, a small island with a
Fleet of working craft called bumboats anchors in channel at right
goods sold by the bumboats were normally inferior and sold at very high prices.
As an alternate to bumboats, many Navy ships operated canteens so that the money spent by the crew members stayed on the boat to improve the quality of the food served by the general mess.