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Meaning of “boat” in the English Dictionary

"boat" in British English

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boatnoun [C]

uk   /bəʊt/  us   /boʊt/
A1 a ​smallvehicle for ​travelling on ​water: a ​rowing/​sailing boat a ​fishing boat We took ​turns to row the boat up the ​river. informal a ​ship: Are you ​travelling by boat or by ​air? I'm taking the boat from Dover to Calais.

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(Definition of boat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boat" in American English

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boatnoun [C]

 us   /boʊt/
a ​vehicle for ​traveling on ​water, esp. one that is not very ​large: a ​fishing boat
(Definition of boat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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