Definition of “boat” - English Dictionary

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“boat” in British English

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boatnoun [ C ]

uk /bəʊt/ us /boʊt/

A1 a small vehicle for travelling on water:

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)