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rowing boat

[roh-ing] /ˈroʊ ɪŋ/
noun, British.
Origin of rowing boat
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He got into a rowing boat and made out into the middle of the water.

  • I want one rowing boat, as fast a craft as you can pick out.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • Across the narrow piece of water just outside the lock was a rowing boat.

    Littlebourne Lock F. Bayford Harrison
  • Funny, a rowing boat with both ends pointed and out of the water.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • The tone is a rowing boat, the planks of which are sewn together.

  • They strolled down towards the harbour and hired a rowing boat.

    Rogues and Vagabonds George R. Sims
  • I took a rowing boat when I got there and I rowed about on the river for a bit.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • I to go to Cincinnati to get a rowing boat and provisions; a first class clipper boat to go with speed.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • But no rowing boat could have dragged those cases forcibly along the bottom; they would act as an anchor to it.

    Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Arthur Morrison
  • Lying at the entrance they found a frigate, which in those days meant a very small craft, not much larger than a rowing boat.

    Under Drake's Flag G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for rowing boat

rowing boat

(mainly Brit) a small boat propelled by one or more pairs of oars Usual US and Canadian word rowboat
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