boater

[ boh-ter ]
/ ˈboʊ tər /

noun

a person who boats, especially for pleasure.
a stiff straw hat with a shallow, flat-topped crown, ribbon band, and straight brim.

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Origin of boater

First recorded in 1595–1605; boat + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for boater

boater
/ (ˈbəʊtə) /

noun

a stiff straw hat with a straight brim and flat crown
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