[ boo l-boht ]
/ ˈbʊlˌboʊt /


a lightweight, shallow-draft boat made of hides stretched over a wooden frame and used by Plains Indians.

Nearby words

  1. bullarium,
  2. bullary,
  3. bullate,
  4. bullbaiting,
  5. bullbat,
  6. bullbrier,
  7. bullbucker,
  8. bulldog,
  9. bulldog ant,
  10. bulldog clip

Origin of bullboat

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; bull1 + boat

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Examples from the Web for bullboat

  • There came a splash, a chorus of curses as a bullboat, thrown overboard upside down, slipped away in the darkness.

    Bring Me His Ears|Clarence E. Mulford