surf boat



a strong, buoyant rowboat with high ends, adapted for beaching and passing through surf.

Origin of surf boat

First recorded in 1855–60; surf + boat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for surf boat

Historical Examples of surf boat

  • Hence the balsa-wood is used for the surf-boat called balsa.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • This obliged the passengers to go off to the steamer in a surf-boat.

    Six Months at the Cape

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • This could be guarded against only by leaving the surf-boat where she might readily be launched.

    The Life Savers

    James Otis

  • They are just putting off in the surf-boat, and I reckon it would be worth your while to watch them, Benny.

    The Life Savers

    James Otis

  • But in spite of their exertions the surf-boat seemed to be receding.