- ( RP ) enPR: bōt, IPA: /bəʊt/, X-SAMPA: /b@Ut/
- Rhymes: -əʊt
- ( GenAm ) enPR: bōt, IPA: /boʊt/, X-SAMPA: /boUt/
- Rhymes: -oʊt
- 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 .
- ( poker slang ) A full house .
- ( chemistry ) One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings ( the other being chair ), shaped roughly like a boat .
- ( A craft on or in water ): ark, bangca, barge, canoe, catamaran, caravel, carrack, coracle, cruiser, cutter, dhow, dinghy, dory, dragon boat, Dutch barge, East Indiaman, felucca, ferry, ferryboat, fishing boat, flatboat, folding boat, galley, galleon, gig, go-fast boat, gondola, guardboat, gunboat, houseboat, hovercraft, hydrofoil, hydroplane, iceboat, inflatable boat, inflatable raft, jetboat, jetski, junk, caik/kaiki/kayık, kayak, keelboat, ketch, lifeboat, log boat, longboat, luxemotor, mackinaw boat, mailboat, motorboat, motorsailer, narrowboat, Norfolk wherry, outrigger canoe, paddleboat, peniche, pinnace, policeboat, powerboat, raft, rigid-hulled inflatable boat ( RIB ), riverboat, rowboat, sailboat, schooner, scow, seaboat, sealship, Seiner, ship of the line, skiff, sloop, steamboat, submarine, surfboat, swan boat, tender, tjalk, trawler, trireme, trimaran, troller, tug, tugboat, U-boat, wangkang, water taxi, whaleboat, yacht, yawl
- boatel, botel
- boatman, boatsman
- boatmanship, boatsmanship
- Weisenberg, Michael ( 2000 ) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523
- Boat ( bōt ), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. bāt; akin to Icel. bātr, Sw. båt, 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.
☞ 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”.
☞ 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.
- Boat ( bōt ), 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, v. i. To go or row in a boat.
I boated over, ran my craft aground. Tennyson.
From Middle English boot, bot, boet, boyt, from Old English bāt ( “boat” ), from Proto-Germanic *baitaz, *baitan ( “boat, small ship” ), from Proto-Indo-European *bheid- ( “to break, split” ). Cognate with Old Norse beit ( “boat” ) .
boat ( plural: boats )
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