a person who boats, especially for pleasure.
a stiff straw hat with a shallow, flat-topped crown, ribbon band, and straight brim.

1595–1605; boat + -er1 Unabridged
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boater (ˈbəʊtə)
a stiff straw hat with a straight brim and flat crown

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Example sentences
Complete a boater education course and keep your completion certificate with
  you in a waterproof container.
These boats are designed for easy operation, even for the inexperienced boater.
He encounters a school chum, decked out in white flannels, blue blazer and
  straw boater.
As a concession to summer, he sported a straw boater but wore a vest even on
  hot days.
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