Meaning of sneakbox in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsniːkbɒks/


  • A small, flat boat masked with brush or weeds, used in wildfowl shooting.

    ‘Once the sneakbox was in the water it could be rowed using oars, sailed or moved by its outboard motor.’
    • ‘He quickly slipped that rope and felt the board grab as the sneakbox righted itself again.’
    • ‘The sneakbox has been time tested for almost two centuries, and used as intended she can be fully trusted.’
    • ‘Next to it were the beginnings of a new sneakbox being built as part of a boatbuilding class run by the Seaport.’
    • ‘In shape the new cruiser resembles the old sneakboxes, but is deeper than most of the latter.’
    • ‘There is a vast difference between a sneakbox and jonboats.’
    • ‘Duck hunters normally put out decoys in open water, then row upwind and anchor their sneakbox.’
    • ‘The show emphasizes working and antique decoys, model boats, sneakbox building, and waterfowling on the Barnegat Bay.’
    • ‘Drier and more seaworthy than the sneakbox, the melon seed is better suited for use in the choppy waters of New Jersey's bays.’
    • ‘The show features local artists and carvers and has some fun contests like duck and goose calling, decoy rigs, whittling, and model sneakboxes.’
    • ‘Shipbuilding continued throughout the century but the type of vessel that was being built changed from sloops and schooners to smaller catboats, garveys, and sneakboxes.’