any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor
A small flat-bottomed open boat with a pointed bow and square stern.
Any of various types of boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person.
A light wind/rain/snow, etc.
A skiff of rain blew into the shed and the two men moved their chairs back.
Used when referring to anyone (typically rednecks and fishermen) who has a degree of intelligence, but believes they are more than they actually are.
Origin: From esquif, from schifo, of origin, from *, from skipan, from skei-. Cognate with skif, scip. More at ship.
a small, light boat
to navigate in a skiff
Origin: [F. esquif, fr. OHG. skif, G. schiff. See Ship.]
A skiff is a small boat. There are a number of different craft which are called skiffs. Traditionally these are coastal or river craft used for leisure or fishing and have a one-person or small crew. Sailing skiffs have developed into high performance competitive classes.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skif, n. a small light boat. [A doublet of ship.]
skif, adj. (prov.) distorted: awkward.
The numerical value of skiff in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of skiff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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