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surf boat

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

First recorded in 1855–60; surf + boat
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Examples from the Web for surfboat

Historical Examples of surfboat

  • After that it will have to be the surfboat, and I fancy you will be very wet when you get ashore.

    For Jacinta

    Harold Bindloss

  • On Tuesdays the keeper orders out the surfboat and drills the crew in riding breakers and landing through heavy surf.

    The Sea Rovers

    Rufus Rockwell Wilson

  • We tried to launch the surfboat, but the boat was never built that could live on that sea.

  • Our surfboat was overturned with thirteen aboard: 'leven of us was picked up by the other boat.

British Dictionary definitions for surfboat


  1. a boat with a high bow and stern and flotation chambers, equipped for use in rough surf
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