flyboat

[flahy-boht]
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noun

a small, fast boat.

Nearby words

  1. flyaway,
  2. flyback,
  3. flybelt,
  4. flyblow,
  5. flyblown,
  6. flybook,
  7. flyboy,
  8. flybridge,
  9. flyby,
  10. flycatcher

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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British Dictionary definitions for flyboat

flyboat

noun

any small swift boat
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