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[fer-ee-boht] /ˈfɛr iˌboʊt/
a boat used to transport passengers, vehicles, etc., across a river or the like.
Origin of ferryboat
late Middle English
First recorded in 1400-50, ferryboat is from the late Middle English word feryboot. See ferry, boat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • For instance, the autumn rains swelling the river necessitate the use of a ferry boat for about two months of the year.

  • At the time he managed the ferry boat from Hessle to Barton.

    The Hero of the Humber Henry Woodcock
  • They reported the rebel loss very severe, and the captain of the ferry boat confirmed their statements.

    Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment Seymour D. (Seymour Dwight) Thompson
  • "Even if I don't know when I'm on a ferry boat," added Roy with a laugh.

    The Boy from the Ranch Frank V. Webster
  • It trotted off presently, in angling gait like a ferry boat making a crossing against an outrunning tide.

    Trail's End George W. Ogden
  • A minute later they were in the ferry boat and off to Dartmouth.

    The Torch and Other Tales Eden Phillpotts
  • So a little of the luggage was collected, to follow them the next day, and they left the fine, new mail ship for the ferry boat.

    A Little Girl in Old San Francisco Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • We thought of crossing to them immediately, by the help of a ferry boat, but our Hindu friends and the boat-men interposed.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
  • I remember sailing about as proud as Punch in an old Itchen ferry boat, with ragged sails and tarred topsides.

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