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[boht-slip] /ˈboʊtˌslɪp/
a docking place for a boat, as between wharves.
Origin of boatslip
boat + slip1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So hard did he row that it was barely three when he reached the boat slip in Hull.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • "Us a-got no o-ars," shouted Marah, letting the boat slip on.

    Jim Davis John Masefield
  • The stranger yachtsman grinned derisively as he saw the boat slip into the smother of storm-tossed waters.

    When the Cock Crows Waldron Baily
  • We saw boat after boat slip down crowded with people as swiftly and quietly as if it were part of their daily drill.

    Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle

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