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bullboat

[boo l-boht] /ˈbʊlˌboʊt/
noun
1.
a lightweight, shallow-draft boat made of hides stretched over a wooden frame and used by Plains Indians.
Origin of bullboat
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; bull1 + boat
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  • There came a splash, a chorus of curses as a bullboat, thrown overboard upside down, slipped away in the darkness.

    Bring Me His Ears Clarence E. Mulford

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