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[boh-ter] /ˈboʊ tər/
a person who boats, especially for pleasure.
a stiff straw hat with a shallow, flat-topped crown, ribbon band, and straight brim.
Origin of boater
1595-1605; boat + -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for boater
  • 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.
  • Several of the different precautions a boater can take are listed below.
  • When a boater's sight is diminished by darkness, the other senses must fill in the gaps.
British Dictionary definitions for boater


a stiff straw hat with a straight brim and flat crown
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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