stake boat

  1. an anchored boat to which barges or other boats are temporarily moored.

  2. an anchored boat used as a turning point in races.

Origin of stake boat

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby stake boat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stake boat in a sentence

  • Here, each one holding an umbrella in one hand and a palm-leaf fan in the other, they paddled out to the stake boat.

  • Number Fifteen had just crossed and was now swooping away on her first tack toward the distant stake-boat.

    Wyn's Camping Days | Amy Bell Marlowe
  • There were not many important changes in the positions of the contesting boats, however, until the stake-boat was reached.

    Wyn's Camping Days | Amy Bell Marlowe
  • The leading boats were still far ahead when the Coquette rounded the stake-boat.

    Wyn's Camping Days | Amy Bell Marlowe
  • "He will pull us all down at this rate," muttered Redman, as the Emma left the stake boat.

    In School and Out | Oliver Optic