1 A type of small work boat with a straight stem, a transom stern, and fixed keel. It was native to the Bahamas and ranged in length from 7.6 to 8.5 metres (25–28 ft), and was often known as a Bahama sharpshooter to distinguish it from the small racing class of the same name. The sharply raked mast carried a Bermudan mainsail with sometimes a headsail on a long bowsprit.
2 In the US Navy, the name for a marksman in the fighting top.
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