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noun
any of numerous aquatic insects of the family Corixidae, having paddlelike hind legs.
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Also called boat bug.

Origin of water boatman

First recorded in 1805–15
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water boatman

noun
any of various aquatic bugs of the families Notonectidae and Corixidae, having a flattened body and oarlike hind legs, adapted for swimming
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