“Hudson, along with his son and seven others, was forced into a shallop without food and water. They were never heard from again, lost in that labyrinth without end.”
—House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
1 : a usually 2-masted ship with lugsails
2 : a small open boat propelled by oars or sails and used chiefly in shallow waters
Origin: Middle French chaloupe.
First use: circa 1578