airboat

[ air-boht ]
/ ˈɛərˌboʊt /

noun

Also called swamp boat. a small open boat having a very shallow draft and driven by a caged airplane propeller mounted above the rear transom, capable of traveling at relatively high speeds through shallow water, swamps, etc.

verb (used without object)

to go or travel in an airboat.

Nearby words

  1. airbag,
  2. airbed,
  3. airbill,
  4. airboard,
  5. airboarding,
  6. airborne,
  7. airborne alert,
  8. airborne command post,
  9. airbrasive,
  10. airbrick

Origin of airboat

1865–70, for an earlier sense; air(craft) + boat

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British Dictionary definitions for swamp boat

swamp boat

noun

a shallow-draught boat powered by an æroplane engine mounted on a raised structure for use in swampsAlso called: airboat

airboat

/ (ˈɛəˌbəʊt) /

noun

another name for swamp boat
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