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Definition of boat:

  1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.
  2. A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.
  3. Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class; as, the Cunard boats.
  4. To go or row in a boat.
  5. To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.
  6. To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.

Synonyms:

sunfish, gig, bottom, river boat, proa, pulk, ketch, canal boat, cockboat, trimaran, outrigger, shell, hydroplane, catboat, sloop, wherry, clam boat, umiak, yawl, shallop, iceboat, settee, bombard, tartan, collapsible boat, cockleshell, flatboat, sponson, launch, Baltimore buckeye, pinnace, sharp, sharpie, racer, punt, Johnboat, junk, jolly boat, gravy holder, galiot, gravy boat, coracle, pirogue, war canoe, sauceboat, craft.

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