crash boat


noun

a small, fast boat used in rescue operations, especially for airplane crashes.

Nearby words

  1. craquelure,
  2. crash,
  3. crash and burn,
  4. crash barrier,
  5. crash blossom,
  6. crash cart,
  7. crash course,
  8. crash dive,
  9. crash helmet,
  10. crash of 1929, stock market

Origin of crash boat

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40

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