- a boat used to transport passengers, vehicles, etc., across a river or the like.
Origin of ferryboat
Examples from the Web for ferryboat
Historical Examples of ferryboat
The weather was bad, the ferryboat steamier and smellier than ever.Skinner's Dress Suit
Henry Irving Dodge
On the ferryboat, as they crossed to Hoboken, he was more sociable.Tom Slade on a Transport
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The ferryboat was well on her way when a violent storm arose.Jokes For All Occasions
He reached the water's edge, and hailed the ferryboat, which was then on the other side of the river.Rookwood
William Harrison Ainsworth
Noon found him in the city named and he crossed the river on the ferryboat.Randy of the River
Horatio Alger Jr.