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View synonyms for ferryboat

ferryboat

[ fer-ee-boht ]

noun

  1. a boat used to transport passengers, vehicles, etc., across a river or the like.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ferryboat1

First recorded in 1400–50, ferryboat is from the late Middle English word feryboot. See ferry, boat

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Example Sentences

It was not until they were on the ferryboat crossing the river that Harry was aware that Lawrence and Dan were of the number.

And there was the ferryboat full of people floating along down.

As I went by I see it was a lantern hanging on the jackstaff of a double-hull ferryboat.

Addressed him personally: "Have the kindness to get them to bring over the ferryboat."

The boatmen were killed, the ferryboat left to drift away, and the Tartars continued to descend the Irtych.

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