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  1. boat
    IPA[bōt]
  2. n. noun

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

      a fishing boat a boat trip
    • 2. (in general use) a ship of any size.

    • 3. a serving dish in the shape of a boat:

      a gravy boat
  3. Variation

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

    • n. noun

      rowing or sailing in boats as a sport or form of recreation.
    • noun

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

      a vessel of any size, especially a large one.

    • noun

      rowing or sailing in boats as a sport or form of recreation.
    • plural

      refugees who have left a country by sea, in particular the Vietnamese who fled in small boats to Hong Kong, Australia, and elsewhere after the conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam in 1975.
    • n. noun

      a type of wide neckline on a garment that passes just below the collarbone.
    • n. noun

      a large seaplane that lands with its fuselage in the water.
    • n. noun

      a flat canvas or leather shoe with rubber soles to provide good traction on boat decks.
    • n. noun

      a German submarine used in World War I or World War II.
    • n. noun

      a boat-shaped vessel used for serving gravy or sauce; sauceboat.
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