any shallow-draft boat used on rivers.

Origin of riverboat

First recorded in 1555–65; river1 + boat
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Contemporary Examples of riverboat

  • I've been struggling to find a clip of my absolute favorite moment from yesterday's riverboat pageant, but finally, here it is.

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    Charles and Philip Dance a Jig

    Tom Sykes

    June 4, 2012

  • Now to the big questions, namely, what will William and Harry wear for Sunday's riverboat pageant?

  • Izzard, dressed like a riverboat gambler, plays a smooth-talking mogul named Tiny Diamonds.

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    Jude Law in Drag

    Caryn James

    September 23, 2009

Historical Examples of riverboat