boat

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Boat \Boat\ (b[=o]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Boated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boating}.]

1. To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.

2. To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.

{To boat the oars}. See under {Oar}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Boat \Boat\ (b[=o]t), noun [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.]

1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.

Note: Different kinds of boats have different names; as, canoe, yawl, wherry, pinnace, punt, etc.

2. Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class; as, the Cunard boats.

3. A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.

Note: Boat is much used either adjectively or in combination; as, boat builder or boatbuilder; boat building or boatbuilding; boat hook or boathook; boathouse; boat keeper or boatkeeper; boat load; boat race; boat racing; boat rowing; boat song; boatlike; boat-shaped.

{Advice boat}. See under {Advice}.

{Boat hook} (Naut.), an iron hook with a point on the back, fixed to a long pole, to pull or push a boat, raft, log, etc. --Totten.

{Boat rope}, a rope for fastening a boat; -- usually called a {painter}.

{In the same boat}, in the same situation or predicament. [Colloq.] --F. W. Newman.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Boat \Boat\, verb (used without an object) To go or row in a boat.

I boated over, ran my craft aground. --Tennyson.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

boat

noun

1: a small vessel for travel on water

2: a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce [syn: {gravy boat}, {gravy holder}, {sauceboat}, {boat}]

verb

1: ride in a boat on water

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