Pin"nace (?), n. [F. pinasse; cf. It. pinassa, pinazza, Sp. pinaza; all from L. pinus a pine tree, anything made of pine, e.g., a ship. Cf. Pine a tree.]

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.


A man-of-war's boat.

Whilst our pinnace anchors in the Downs. Shak.


A procuress; a pimp.


B. Jonson.


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