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jet boat

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noun
  1. a small, propellerless boat powered by an engine that ejects water for its thrust.
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Origin of jet boat

First recorded in 1960–65
Related formsjet boating, noun
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Examples from the Web for jet boat

Historical Examples

  • All emergency ports were open and the jet-boat locks were empty.

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  • He walked across the jet-boat deck to the nearest window port.

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    Carey Rockwell

  • He made his way to the jet-boat deck of the Lady Venus and opened the hatch.

    Stand by for Mars!

    Carey Rockwell

  • Strong indicated that he was satisfied and turned toward the jet-boat catapult deck, the three boys following him in single file.

    Stand by for Mars!

    Carey Rockwell

  • With Astro's help, Tom was soon free and clear, standing beside Astro on the jet-boat deck.

    Stand by for Mars!

    Carey Rockwell


British Dictionary definitions for jet boat

jet boat

noun
  1. NZ a power boat that is powered and steered by a jet of water under pressure
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