- an anchored boat to which barges or other boats are temporarily moored.
- an anchored boat used as a turning point in races.
Origin of stake boat
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for stake boat
In the fog and drizzle the leaders did not find the stake-boat at once.
Well clear of the stake-boat, however, it lifted and we could see what we were doing.
“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.The Eight-Oared Victors
There were not many important changes in the positions of the contesting boats, however, until the stake-boat was reached.Wyn's Camping Days
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