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johnboat

or john boat, jon·boat, jon boat

[ jon-boht ]
/ ˈdʒɒnˌboʊt /
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noun

a light, square-ended, flat-bottomed skiff, used in shallow water.

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Origin of johnboat

1900–05, Americanism; probably John (the given name) + boat; compare joeboat, name for the same type of craft
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