flyboat

[flahy-boht]

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 fly1
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flyboat

noun
  1. any small swift boat
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