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flyboat

[ flahy-boht ]
/ ˈflaɪˌboʊt /
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noun

a small, fast boat.

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Origin of flyboat

1570–80; <Dutch vlieboot, equivalent to Vlie (name of a channel along the North Sea island of Vlieland) + boot boat; vlie later altered by association with fly2
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British Dictionary definitions for flyboat

flyboat
/ (ˈflaɪˌbəʊt) /

noun

any small swift boat
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