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Boat

Boat

Naval term used to refer to any defensive non-starship.

In general, the term boat is reserved for craft produced for local defensive operations. While non-interstellar in nature, they are heavily armed and armored. See System Defense Boat.

The term is also used to refer to small craft which are designed for interplanetary use; for example, lifeboat, ship's boat, slow boat.

Ref: SUPP-8,