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jet boat

or jetboat

a small, propellerless boat powered by an engine that ejects water for its thrust.
Origin of jet boat
First recorded in 1960-65
Related forms
jet boating, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When the sun's pull becomes greater than the escape speed of the jet boat, the boat would never clear.

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  • The jet boat had not been refueled after their raid on the jet liner.

  • And then, as though through a billowing mist, he saw the jet boat ahead of him and the rope tied to his ship.

  • The three cadets climbed into the jet boat, Tom taking the pilot's seat.

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  • He locked the clear plastic airtight covering of the jet boat and began flicking at the control buttons.

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  • "That could be Tom and Astro in that jet boat," said Roger softly to himself.

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  • He flipped the audiophone switch in the jet boat and spoke into a small mike.

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  • Don't forget to leave one man in the jet boat while the other is making the test.

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  • The two cadets raced back to the jet boat and blasted off immediately.

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  • Keep your audio communicator in the jet boat on at all times.

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British Dictionary definitions for jet boat

jet boat

(NZ) a power boat that is powered and steered by a jet of water under pressure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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