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[ahys-boht] /ˈaɪsˌboʊt/
a vehicle for rapid movement on ice, usually consisting of a T -shaped frame on three runners driven by a fore-and-aft sailing rig or, sometimes, by an engine operating a propeller.
a boat for breaking a navigable channel through ice; icebreaker.
Origin of iceboat
First recorded in 1745-55; ice + boat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When the pair came up they were some distance from the iceboat and also some distance from the edge of the ice.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • Lets go hire that iceboat you were talking of, and have a sail on the river.

  • There was one iceboat out on the broad surface of the river as our hero and his chums arrived.

  • Tom brought the iceboat up to his chums, and they got aboard.

  • Decidedly crestfallen, they bade the policeman goodbye and returned to the iceboat.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
  • Then an iceboat, a beautiful, tempting little one, whizzed past like an arrow.

    Hans Brinker Mary Mapes Dodge
  • I say, fellows, whats the matter with getting up some iceboat races, and he galvanized into uprightness.

    The Eight-Oared Victors Lester Chadwick
  • Still giddy, he staggered and caught the iceboat for support.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
  • There were many skaters on the river, but a clear passage down-stream had been made for the start of the iceboat squadron.

  • The boys had an idea for a new sort of iceboat, to be run by combined wind and motor power.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
British Dictionary definitions for iceboat


another name for icebreaker (sense 1), ice yacht
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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