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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pin·nace /ˈpɪnəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pin·nace n.
 1. Naut. (a) A small vessel propelled by sails or oars, formerly employed as a tender, or for coast defence; -- called originally, spynace or spyne. (b) A man-of-war's boat.
    Whilst our pinnace anchors in the Downs.   --Shak.
 2. A procuress; a pimp. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a boat for communication between ship and shore [syn: tender,
           ship's boat, cutter]