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)
to go or travel in an airboat.

1865–70, for an earlier sense; air(craft) + boat Unabridged
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airboat (ˈɛəˌbəʊt)
another name for swamp boat

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Example sentences
In the airboat section of the game, splashing leaps on water contrast
  noticeably with cruising over slick mud.
The vacation included nature trails, an airboat ride, a swamp buggy tour and a
  professional storyteller in the evening.
Take an airboat ride across the lake or explore the lake via canoe or kayak.
Here guests have a choice of many entertainment options, including fishing,
  hunting and airboat rides.
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