- a strong, buoyant rowboat with high ends, adapted for beaching and passing through surf.
Origin of surf boat
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Examples from the Web for surfboat
After that it will have to be the surfboat, and I fancy you will be very wet when you get ashore.For Jacinta
On Tuesdays the keeper orders out the surfboat and drills the crew in riding breakers and landing through heavy surf.The Sea Rovers
Rufus Rockwell Wilson
We tried to launch the surfboat, but the boat was never built that could live on that sea.
Our surfboat was overturned with thirteen aboard: 'leven of us was picked up by the other boat.
- a boat with a high bow and stern and flotation chambers, equipped for use in rough surf
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