Patache

A patache is a type of sailing vessel with two masts, very light and shallow, a sort of cross between a brig and a schooner, which originally was a warship, being intended for surveillance and inspection of the coasts and ports. It was used as a tender to the fleet of vessels of more importance or size, and also for trans-Pacific travel, but later...
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Patache

• (n.) A tender to a fleet, formerly used for conveying men, orders, or treasure.
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Patache

Pa`tache' noun [ French & Spanish patache , P. patacho .] (Nautical) A tender to a fleet, formerly used for conveying men, orders, or treasure. [ Spain & Portugal]
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