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boat

[ boht ]
/ boʊt /
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noun
verb (used without object)
to go in a boat: We boated down the Thames.
verb (used with object)
to transport in a boat: They boated us across the bay.
to remove (an oar) from the water and place athwartships.Compare ship1 (def. 10).
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Idioms about boat

Origin of boat

before 900; Middle English boot (noun), Old English bāt; cognate with Old Norse beit

OTHER WORDS FROM boat

boat·a·ble, adjectiveboatless, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH boat

barge, boat , canoe, cruise ship, sailboat, ship, yacht
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How to use boat in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for boat

boat
/ (bəʊt) /

noun
verb
(intr) to travel or go in a boat, esp as a form of recreation
(tr) to transport or carry in a boat

Word Origin for boat

Old English bāt; related to Old Norse beit boat
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Other Idioms and Phrases with boat

boat

see burn one's bridges (boats); in the same boat; miss the boat; rock the boat.

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