an anchored boat to which barges or other boats are temporarily moored.
an anchored boat used as a turning point in races.
Dictionary.com 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.Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer | Rena I. Halsey
Number Fifteen had just crossed and was now swooping away on her first tack toward the distant stake-boat.
There were not many important changes in the positions of the contesting boats, however, until the stake-boat was reached.
The leading boats were still far ahead when the Coquette rounded the stake-boat.
"He will pull us all down at this rate," muttered Redman, as the Emma left the stake boat.In School and Out | Oliver Optic