rowboat

[roh-boht]
noun
a small boat designed for rowing.

Origin:
1530–40; row2 + boat

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rowboat (ˈrəʊˌbəʊt)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and other countries): rowing boat a small boat propelled by one or more pairs of oars

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rowboat

boat propelled by oars alone, probably the most common type of boat found around waterfronts and at most fishing camps and docks on inland waters

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The painting contrasts the vast number of bison swimming across the river with
  the handful of explorers in a rowboat.
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Clawson managed to get to a rowboat and get survivors into it.
The family crossed the pond in a rowboat and a kayak to an island where they
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