1893 text

Pink A “pink” was a form of vessel now obsolete, and had a very narrow stern.


This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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language hat  •  Link

OED:

A sailing vessel; orig. one of small size used for coasting and fishing, described as flat-bottomed and having bulging sides; in the 17th and 18th c. applied to ships of considerable size, esp. war-ships... A common characteristic in later times appears to have been a narrow stern.

Bill  •  Link

PINK, a sort of little sailing Ship
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675.

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