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bullboat

[ bool-boht ]
/ ˈbʊlˌboʊt /
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noun

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

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Origin of bullboat

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