air boat

airboat

[air-boht]
noun
1.
Also called swamp boat. a small open boat having a very shallow draft and driven by a caged airplane propeller mounted above the rear transom, capable of traveling at relatively high speeds through shallow water, swamps, etc.
verb (used without object)
2.
to go or travel in an airboat.

Origin:
1865–70, for an earlier sense; air(craft) + boat

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