- 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.
- to go or travel in an airboat.
Origin of airboat
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- a shallow-draught boat powered by an æroplane engine mounted on a raised structure for use in swampsAlso called: airboat
- another name for swamp boat
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