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English definition of “boat”

boat

noun [C] uk   /bəʊt/ us    /boʊt/
A1 a small vehicle for travelling on water: a rowing/sailing boat a fishing boat We took turns to row the boat up the river.Boats and sailing craftPassenger, cargo and military ships informal a ship: Are you travelling by boat or by air? I'm taking the boat from Dover to Calais.Passenger, cargo and military shipsBoats and sailing craft
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