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iceboat

[ahys-boht] /ˈaɪsˌboʊt/
noun
1.
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.
2.
a boat for breaking a navigable channel through ice; icebreaker.
Origin of iceboat
1745-1755
First recorded in 1745-55; ice + boat
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  • Lets go hire that iceboat you were talking of, and have a sail on the river.

  • The iceboat was some distance ahead, but Tom was rapidly overhauling her.

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

  • Then an iceboat, a beautiful, tempting little one, whizzed past like an arrow.

    Hans Brinker Mary Mapes Dodge
  • Still giddy, he staggered and caught the iceboat for support.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
  • It caught the sail of the iceboat and tilted the craft over in the water.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • The boys had an idea for a new sort of iceboat, to be run by combined wind and motor power.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
  • They were just getting aboard of the iceboat when they saw another craft heave in sight.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • The sails were lowered and they went ashore to stretch their legs, for sitting on the iceboat rather cramped them.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • Decidedly crestfallen, they bade the policeman goodbye and returned to the iceboat.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for iceboat

iceboat

/ˈaɪsˌbəʊt/
noun
1.
another name for icebreaker (sense 1), ice yacht
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