Middle English Dictionary Entry

balingēr n.
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Entry Info

Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) A small fast naval vessel; ~ of werre; (b) a sailor on such a vessel.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • (1443) in Salzman Building in Engl.350 : [When Sir John Fastolf was building his castle in Norfolk he received, in 1443, a grant..of two ships called] playtes, [a] cogship, [a ship called a] farecost, [and two] balingers.
Note: Additional quote(s) sense (a).