a boat used to transport passengers, vehicles, etc., across a river or the like.

1400–50; late Middle English feryboot. See ferry, boat

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The joy of a ferryboat ride in a big city is in the contrast it offers.
To get here, you have to take a ferryboat, provided by the restaurant.
The pressure of the current against the pontoons pushes the ferryboat across the river in the direction the pontoons point.
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