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  1. boat
  2. noun

    • 1. a small vessel for travelling over water, propelled by oars, sails, or an engine:

      a fishing boat a boat trip
    • 2. a vessel of any size, especially a large one:

      those newly arriving here by boat or plane
    • 3. a serving dish in the shape of a boat:

      a gravy boat


    • 1. travel in a boat for pleasure:

      they boated through fjords she likes to go boating
    • 2. transport (someone or something) in a boat:

      they boated the timber down the lake
    • 3. (of an angler) draw (a hooked fish) into a boat:

      he boated a 2 lb 14oz Dover sole
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: boat, plural noun: boats