Discussion in 'Specialized Terminology' started by Onkayaks, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Onkayaks

    Onkayaks Senior Member

    Spanish (Spain)

    "..and a pinnace of seven tons."

    A pinnace is a small auxiliary boat used as tender for larger ships. It could be propelled by oars, or rigged as a ship. Pinnaces saw widespread use in northern waters for their shallow draught.

    The best match in Spanish that I've found is "pinaza".

    Has anyone found a more precise word?

  2. Sprachliebhaber Moderator

    USA English
    I agree with pinaza.
  3. micafe

    micafe Senior Member

    United States
    Spanish - Colombia

    2.f. Embarcación pequeña, estrecha y ligera de remo y de velas, que se usó en la Marina mercante.

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    *Parece que la palabra "pinnace" viene del francés "pinace" y ésta a su vez del español "pinaza".
  4. Onkayaks

    Onkayaks Senior Member

    Spanish (Spain)
    Thank you to both of you.

    "Pinaza" seems to settle it.

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