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water boat

  1. a vessel for supplying ships with fresh water.
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Origin of water boat

First recorded in 1720–30
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Historical Examples

  • I'm waiting for the water-boat; but otherwise I'm ready to sail.

    A Memory Of The Southern Seas

    Louis Becke

  • In the meanwhile, the pumps on board a water-boat had stopped clanking and she was towed towards the harbor.