rowing boat


noun British.

Origin of rowing boat

First recorded in 1810–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rowing boat

Historical Examples of rowing boat

  • All round us were the lights of bigger craft, but no rowing-boat could I see.

  • For about ten shillings they would hire a rowing-boat for three days.

  • The motion of a wave in a moving medium may be likened to that of a rowing-boat on a river.

    The Ether of Space

    Oliver Lodge

  • Hippolyte is going to get ready the rowing-boat which was tied at the end of the landing-stage.

    At the Villa Rose

    A. E. W. Mason

  • At the turn of the river, from the direction of the town, a rowing-boat appeared.

    The Created Legend

    Feodor Sologub

British Dictionary definitions for rowing boat

rowing boat


mainly British a small boat propelled by one or more pairs of oarsUsual US and Canadian word: rowboat
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