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water boat

a vessel for supplying ships with fresh water.
Origin of water boat
First recorded in 1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The tug should have come for us, but she is taking the water boat to the English steamer.

    Long Odds

    Harold Bindloss
  • In half an hour a water boat was alongside the Josephine, filling up the water tanks and casks.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic

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