- a small, propellerless boat powered by an engine that ejects water for its thrust.
Origin of jet boat
First recorded in 1960–65
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Examples from the Web for jet boat
All emergency ports were open and the jet-boat locks were empty.On the Trail of the Space Pirates
He walked across the jet-boat deck to the nearest window port.
He made his way to the jet-boat deck of the Lady Venus and opened the hatch.
Strong indicated that he was satisfied and turned toward the jet-boat catapult deck, the three boys following him in single file.
With Astro's help, Tom was soon free and clear, standing beside Astro on the jet-boat deck.
- NZ a power boat that is powered and steered by a jet of water under pressure
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