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    Cool Boat and ship

    Can we consider the word ship for a boat? I mean, boat seems being referred, most of the time, to a little ship, but can we say simply ship meaning boat in this sense?

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    Default Re: Boat and ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Can we consider the word ship for a boat? I mean, boat seems being referred, most of the time, to a little ship, but can we say simply ship meaning boat in this sense?

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    No, we tend only to use boat if it is small.

    However, although you probably shouldn't, you could call a huge ship a boat

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