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stake boat

noun
  1. an anchored boat to which barges or other boats are temporarily moored.
  2. an anchored boat used as a turning point in races.
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Origin of stake boat

First recorded in 1880–85
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Historical Examples of stake boat

  • In the fog and drizzle the leaders did not find the stake-boat at once.

    The Seiners

    James B. (James Brendan) Connolly

  • Well clear of the stake-boat, however, it lifted and we could see what we were doing.

    The Seiners

    James B. (James Brendan) Connolly

  • “The yacht capsized in rounding the stake-boat, and the helmsman was drownded:” say, drowned.

  • He managed to turn the stake-boat first, though Snail Looper was a close second.

  • 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