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rowboat

[roh-boht]
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noun
  1. a small boat designed for rowing.

Origin of rowboat

First recorded in 1530–40; row2 + boat
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rowboat

noun
  1. US and Canadian a small boat propelled by one or more pairs of oarsAlso called (in Britain and other countries): rowing boat
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Word Origin and History for rowboat

n.

also row-boat, 1530s, from row (v.) + boat. Cf. Dutch roeiboot.

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