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a coach/bus/boat trip
▪ They took a boat trip to see the seals.
a horse/boat/bike etc race
▪ It’s legal to gamble on horse races.
a rescue helicopter/boat/ship
▪ A rescue helicopter is on its way.
boat hook
boat people
boat train
canal boat
gravy boat
narrow boat
packet boat
patrol boat/car (=used by the army or police)
pleasure boat
rowing boat
sailing boat
sauce boat
▪ Down below were lots of fishing boats and I decided to wait until they returned to the harbour.
▪ Bathing huts, a steam engine, cavalry on manoeuvre and beached fishing boats: it must have been lovely.
▪ Sexennarian A long fishing boat propelled by six oars.
▪ Displays include Eyemouth tapestry, history of Berwickshire fanning and fishing, and the wheelhouse of a modern fishing boat.
▪ Then they spotted a fishing boat, near the northernmost reef.
▪ Fred Normandale, a leading skipper, told the harbour committee yesterday that scallops were now attracting fishing boats from other areas.
▪ At busy times, 100 or more fishing boats often work in the area.
▪ Quickly, I put my little boat in the water and sailed out to it.
▪ Ram Rahim was confident beneath me, a snug little boat on a big sea.
▪ That sets the little boats rocking like crazy, like there's a sudden storm or summat.
▪ Because a little boat has been found sunken with some kind of stains on it that may be blood.
▪ Eventually they grow tired of this and decide to take the little wooden rowing boat out on to the lake.
▪ My little boat sailed bravely against the wind, straight into the rocks.
▪ It's a lovely little boat to drive.
▪ He was saying that he would sail the Channel in his little boat.
▪ Don't get me wrong - I love narrow boat life.
▪ Above: The elaborately decorated cabin of a narrow boat.
▪ She hadn't known, when she agreed to Caro's suggestion, that her friend lived on a narrow boat.
▪ Each caisson weighed 240 tons with water in it, and could carry one barge or two narrow boats.
▪ Even so, Robbie breathed more easily once she had put the length of the narrow boat between them.
▪ The wind howled dolefully, making the narrow boat sway and rock at her moorings.
▪ Fen's words about narrow boat life not being all glamour returned to mock her.
▪ The thought of a day, let alone months, spent on board a narrow boat would fill her with horror.
▪ They went to Chester and wandered round the medieval Rows, then took a rowing boat on the River Dee.
▪ The Cam always looks so peaceful, especially so on a winter's day with no punts or rowing boats in sight.
▪ You may also fish, or hire windsurfing boards and rowing boats on this lake.
▪ At the water's edge a rowing boat was beached.
▪ A scruffy card showed a rowing boat floating towards a bank.
▪ It was a bit like the rowing boat trying to make headway against the flow of the river near the weir.
▪ Not even a rowing boat on the river.
▪ But a sleek sailing boat that spends all its time in harbour is no use to anyone.
▪ You see sailing boats gliding along, their huge sails gracefully bending to the wind.
▪ She liked the video vessel very much but she adores her real sailing boat.
▪ They were little sailing boats, and they went all round, down to Ireland and Cornwall at different times.
▪ You at the helm of the small, wooden sailing boat with the green line around it.
▪ They were in a sailing boat, as far out as the trawler, both of them older, eighteen or nineteen.
▪ Gordon Hamilton will have time for sailing boats only in his bath.
▪ He studied the sailing boat for a while, smiling to himself.
▪ She rounded a corner quickly; in a tiny estuary the small boats of the eel pickers were congregated.
▪ Three hours later, to our puzzlement, a small fishing boat scurried up in our wake, firing red distress rockets.
▪ The town itself has grown up around the river Ribe which has afforded it docking facilities for small boats.
▪ Since Thursday, he said, Coast Guard cutters and smaller boats have criss-crossed 17, 500 square miles.
▪ There were rumours the small boat had been hit by a much larger vessel.
▪ All around us small fishing boats were wheeling and stopping as they set and retrieved nets.
▪ A few small boats gently disturbed the ripples where the water's edge met the beach.
▪ But their salaries bring up the smaller boats.
▪ For most purposes the floor of a canal boat may be considered stable, like that of a domestic interior.
▪ Stages and canal boats had been crowded with visitors descending on the twin communities.
▪ When canal boats are taken out of the water for repairs they are winched sideways up a slipway.
▪ Born on a canal boat, she had a brief childhood before learning to lead the mules that pull the boat.
▪ The little sketch of Crinan Canal shows the halting-place where passengers wait to re-embark on board the canal boat.
▪ Early steam engines were not very suitable for powering canal boats because of their large size.
▪ Transport includes canal boats from Village to Olympic centre.
▪ Their lead over the patrol boat was down to two hundred yards.
▪ But lifeguards on a patrol boat sent to the area could not locate the whale.
▪ Despite the protection of the reef, there was sufficient sea running to make the patrol boat roll through sixty degrees.
▪ He didn't bother to look back to see whether the shots were coming from the patrol boat or from the tender.
▪ Soon after, lifeguards gave up their search and ordered the crew to moor their patrol boat.
▪ Trent looked back straight into the bows of the patrol boat.
▪ A holding camp designed for 480 boat people has been brimming with more than 1,000.
▪ He said that the deportations could jeopardise international negotiations aimed at finding a long-term solution to the boat people problem.
▪ No reprieve for the boat people.
▪ The Government would seek international co-operation on checking the inflow of boat people at January's Geneva conference meeting.
▪ A further 40,000 boat people still waiting to be screened will almost certainly be ruled illegal as well.
▪ Quiet reaction in camps masks desperation of boat people.
▪ It begins with scenes of Frank Spencer in his latest, shortlived job as the skipper of a pleasure boat.
▪ The only casualties I hear of are a couple of pleasure boats which dragged their moorings and were damaged on the shore.
▪ Music and voices came gusting from moored pleasure boats across the plum-red water.
▪ He saved twelve lives when a pleasure boat capsized in heavy surf at Corona del Mar in California in June 1925.
▪ These days, the Canal Basin bustles not with goods but with pleasure boats.
▪ Local environmentalists had speculated whether heavy pleasure boat and fishing craft use of the lake might have resulted in lead pollution.
▪ Local Activities: Walks, surfing, golf, diving, fishing, bird-watching, pleasure boat trips, sandy beaches.
▪ The contrast with today couldn't have been greater-we even took a pleasure boat over the same stretch of water.
▪ And red-breasted merganser headed purposefully out to sea - as our four-hour boat trip came to an end.
▪ The equity department was planning a boat trip to become further acquainted with the trainees on its short list.
▪ Take a boat trip upstream along the Swan River through vineyards, stopping off to visit wineries.
▪ A two-hour boat trip will take you to Lundy Island, once famous for its pirates and now for its puffins.
▪ A festival, a boat trip, climbing to the top of a hill.
▪ Glass-bottom boat trips are also available.
▪ I didn't really wake up until we made the short boat trip to Ellis Island.
▪ So technology that builds the boats leads directly to biological adaptation and evolution.
▪ A child may begin by building a block boat and constructing the story behind that boat.
▪ The transport committee yesterday approved plans to build another boat.
▪ Later on, in my teens, I built model airplanes and boats.
▪ Above: Harland &038; Wolff's yard on the River Thames built many boats at a time.
▪ Quick quiz A man stranded on a desert island builds a rowing boat and sets out for the nearest land.
▪ He was going to build boats, like his grandfather.
▪ Chequers fishing well off the boats and around the lone tree.
▪ Her home consists of two battered green fishing boats tied together a few feet off a stretch of garbage-strewn Nile shoreline.
▪ There are shops of most trades, restaurants, pubs, cafes, fishing and boat trips and a beach.
▪ Three hours later, to our puzzlement, a small fishing boat scurried up in our wake, firing red distress rockets.
▪ Pleasure boats and fishing boats had once been stored in the vast rooms below the earth.
▪ That afternoon we saw that two of the fishing boats were preparing to leave port.
▪ If Itado was unsafe for powerful modern fishing boats then it was certainly not the place for Hsu Fu to stay.
▪ A spectacular, widely observed meteorite fall in Newfoundland on October 19, 1936, set a fishing boat afire.
▪ True to form, he missed the boat.
▪ And feminism has missed the boat, Roiphe says, by focusing on the wrong things.
▪ Now Celtic may have missed the boat!
▪ But Carlsbad itself is missing the boat in another respect.
▪ Yet the sense of having missed a once-on-a-lifetime boat remains acute.
▪ Sorry, I missed the boat.
▪ Frankly, he's missed the boat with Rosa.
▪ On certain policy issues, politicians also miss the boat.
▪ Leaving Joe and his son to return to Fancy, we pushed the boat out to sea and ploughed down to Richmond.
▪ We would push out the boat, hoist the sail and visit the lobster pots and conger lines.
▪ Verily, these people are set upon pushing the noise boat out over the horizon until it arrives ... somewhere.
▪ Injuries to Strachan and Sterland rocked the boat last year.
▪ To refrain from rocking the boat.
▪ Custom, practice and a tacit agreement not to rock the boat did the rest.
▪ The local party leaders, anxious to rock no ideological boats in the unstable times, left them alone.
▪ Who the hell would want to rock the boat on a deal like that!
▪ Of course you rock the boat!
▪ If she didn't like it then it was her fault for rocking the boat.
▪ Sixty percent of professors are moral cowards unwilling to rock the boat and therefore willing to tolerate the others.
▪ Watersports: On the Fuschlsee you can hire electrically-powered boats, rowing boats, pedaloes, and also sail or windsurf.
▪ Grace quickly rowed the boat out to sea again.
▪ A few minutes later I heard the splash of oars, and a rowing boat came into view manned by three crewmen.
▪ Eventually they grow tired of this and decide to take the little wooden rowing boat out on to the lake.
▪ Yesterday he was rowing with the boat race squad on this stretch of Thames at Wallingford when he complained he felt unwell.
▪ Lachian rows the boat to the middle of the loch and then he jumps in the water and starts pretending to drown.
▪ He and I used to row our boats up and down the river together.
▪ It couldn't be that difficult to sail a boat.
▪ However, I saw land some hours later, and I managed to sail the boat to it.
▪ We would learn about boats and sailing, about boat charters and the travel business.
▪ How most people prefer to be actively involved in sailing the boat rather than just sitting and admiring the view.
▪ They went to Chester and wandered round the medieval Rows, then took a rowing boat on the River Dee.
▪ One day this son of a landowner was about to take his boat out for a leisurely day of fishing.
▪ Firemen took to boats to reach those trapped in their homes as water rose up to door-top level.
▪ He donned rubber coat and boots and took to his boat.
▪ They had taken their boat into the edge of the forest, up the river that you saw.
▪ Were they taking over my boat?
▪ They took larger boats, had fewer engineering problems and provided good links to the northern seaports.
▪ In the summer, children swam, took boat rides, and sometimes even looked for fish in the river.
be in the same boat
▪ And Fakhru was in the same boat: calm because he was prepared for the inevitable disaster.
▪ Everyone is in the same boat today.
▪ If marriage is a boat, then many of us are in the same boat!
▪ So we are in the same boat with our ancestors!
▪ We should all be in the same boat.
burn your bridges/boats
▪ And, now she'd burnt her boats so very finally, he would want it back.
▪ He was not one for burning his boats.
▪ She had indeed burnt her boats.
▪ She was acutely aware that she had burnt her boats.
miss the boat
▪ Buy your shares in the company now or you'll miss the boat.
▪ Customers were worried about missing the boat by not buying any stocks.
▪ He didn't get his application in early enough so he missed the boat.
▪ And feminism has missed the boat, Roiphe says, by focusing on the wrong things.
▪ And there was this old comic called Jack Daw, who'd missed the boat on account of booze.
▪ But Carlsbad itself is missing the boat in another respect.
▪ Frankly, he's missed the boat with Rosa.
▪ Now Celtic may have missed the boat!
▪ On certain policy issues, politicians also miss the boat.
▪ Sorry, I missed the boat.
▪ True to form, he missed the boat.
push the boat out
▪ Leaving Joe and his son to return to Fancy, we pushed the boat out to sea and ploughed down to Richmond.
rock the boat
▪ As long as you don't rock the boat, nobody cares what you do.
▪ Judge Thurgood Marshall never hesitated to rock the boat, from the beginning of his long legal career.
▪ We have a pretty good life here. Why rock the boat?
▪ Custom, practice and a tacit agreement not to rock the boat did the rest.
▪ If she didn't like it then it was her fault for rocking the boat.
▪ Injuries to Strachan and Sterland rocked the boat last year.
▪ Of course you rock the boat!
▪ Sixty percent of professors are moral cowards unwilling to rock the boat and therefore willing to tolerate the others.
▪ To refrain from rocking the boat.
▪ Waves from a passing freighter rocked the boat, Swensson says, throwing him to the deck.
▪ Who the hell would want to rock the boat on a deal like that!
whatever floats your boat
▪ a motor boat
▪ My first day at Tropicana was spent in a boat, on the beach, and in the bar.
▪ Still, it was hard to keep her mind on the boat.
▪ The boat swung around to its new heading.
▪ There were no boats on the lake, no swimmers or fishermen.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Boat \Boat\ (b[=o]t), v. t. [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.


Boat \Boat\ (b[=o]t), n. [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.

    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.


Boat \Boat\, v. i. To go or row in a boat.

I boated over, ran my craft aground.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English bat "boat, ship, vessel," from Proto-Germanic *bait- (cognates: Old Norse batr, Dutch boot, German Boot), possibly from PIE root *bheid- "to split" (see fissure) if the notion is of making a boat by hollowing out a tree trunk; or it may be an extension of the name for some part of a ship. French bateau "boat" is from Old English or Norse. Spanish batel, Italian battello, Medieval Latin batellus likewise probably are from Germanic.


n. A craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To travel by boat. 2 (context transitive English) To transport in a boat. 3 (context transitive English) To place in a boat.

  1. n. a small vessel for travel on water

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


v. ride in a boat on water


A boat is a watercraft of a large range of sizes designed to float, plane, work or travel on water. Small boats are typically found on inland waterways (e.g., rivers and lakes) or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed for operation from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel (a ship). Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water. Some definitions do not make a distinction in size, as bulk freighters long on the Great Lakes are called oreboats. For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as 'boats' rather than ' ships', regardless of their size and shape. Ships are generally distinguished from boats based on their larger size, shape and cargo or passenger capacity.

Boats have a wide variety of shapes, sizes and construction methods due to their intended purpose, available materials or local traditions. Canoe-type boats have been used since prehistoric times and various versions are used throughout the world for transportation, fishing or sport. Fishing boats vary widely in style partly to match local conditions. Pleasure boats include ski boats, pontoon boats, and sailboats. House boats may be used for vacationing or long-term housing. Small boats can provide transport or convey cargo ( lightering) to and from large ships. Lifeboats have rescue and safety functions. Boats can be powered by human power (e.g., rowboats), wind power (e.g., sailboats) and motor power (e.g., propellor-driven motorboats driven by gasoline or diesel engines).

Boat (disambiguation)

A boat is a nautical craft of modest size.

Boat may also refer to:

Boat (2007 film)

Boat is a short film directed by David Lynch, released in 2007 on the DVD anthology Dynamic:01.

Boat (2009 film)

Boat (, translit. Boteu; , alt. title No Boys, No Cry, formerly known as House) is a 2009 film directed by Kim Young-nam and starring Ha Jung-woo and Satoshi Tsumabuki in the lead roles. It is a South Korean-Japanese co-production. The film charts the experiences and cross cultural friendship of a couple of smugglers.

Boat (band)

Boat, usually stylized as BOAT, is an American indie rock band from Seattle, Washington. Their album Dress Like Your Idols was released in 2011 on Magic Marker Records and has received favorable reviews and notable press from major media outlets including Pitchfork Media, and AllMusic.

The band's sound has been compared to Built to Spill, The New Pornographers, and Superchunk.

Boat (drawing)

thumb|upright=1|An example of Boat Boat is a set of boat-like works of mathematical art introduced by mathematical artist Hamid Naderi Yeganeh.

The work is defined by trigonometric functions. One instance is composed of 2000 line segments where for each k = 1, 2, 3, …, 2000 the endpoints of the k-th line segment are:

$$\left(\cos\left(\frac{6\pi k}{2000}\right)-i\cos\left(\frac{12\pi k}{2000}\right)\right)e^{\frac{3\pi i}{4}}$$

$$\left(\sin\left(\frac{4\pi k}{2000}+\frac{\pi}{8}\right)+i\sin\left(\frac{2\pi k}{2000}+\frac{\pi}{3}\right)\right)e^{\frac{3\pi i}{4}}$$

Usage examples of "boat".

Conversely, the hetmans of the mountain tribes and the landowners of the region who wish to ship their wool and corn to the southern towns bring them to take boat at Thrax, below the cataract that roars through the arched spillway of Acies Castle.

Both these jobs, the mast and the se acock demanded that the boat be taken to a yard, but if I did that I risked some lawyer slapping a lien on her.

After a great deal of worrying, I thought I might have a way to do the se acock without swamping the boat.

In another hour I had the se acock installed, the line freed from the keel and the boat floating upright in her shady berth.

Skin acrawl with urgency, Taverik strode down to the beached boat and muffled the badly mismatched oars.

The city of Mursa, or Essek, celebrated in modern times for a bridge of boats, five miles in length, over the River Drave, and the adjacent morasses, has been always considered as a place of importance in the wars of Hungary.

Ibn and Fyodor in their smaller boat caught sight of the adrift sailors.

For example, if your advertisement is for a boat polish, your quoted source should have a substantial background in boating.

A few moments later Aristarchi had placed her in his boat, the heavy bundle of spoils lay at her feet, and the craft shot swiftly from the door of the house of the Agnus Dei.

Syrinx watched in utter fascination as the two passed within fifty metres of the boat, rocking it alarmingly in their pounding wake.

Next morning we proceeded to Turin, and on Wednesday got here, in the middle of the last night of the Congress Carnival -- rowing up the Canal to our Albergo through a dazzling blaze of lights and throng of boats, -- there being, if we are told truly, 50,000 strangers in the city.

After loading in his few remaining possessions, Alec and Talrien carefully lifted Seregil into the bottom of the boat.

But for anyone walking through streets lined with poinciana, allamanda, frangipani, and coconut palms, or along the most picturesque of waterfronts with its turtle tanks, pelicans, cormorants, and twenty-thousand-dollar boats, death would have seemed a very distant prospect.

Again the swift coureurs de bois, half-savage in their ambassadorship of the woods, follow the traces of the most ancient roadmakers, the buffalo and deer, and the voyageurs carry their boats across the portage places.

Lord Templeton, Amir Bedawi, you do me honor gracing the deck of my boat.