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iceboat

[ahys-boht] /ˈaɪsˌboʊt/
noun
1.
a vehicle for rapid movement on ice, usually consisting of a T -shaped frame on three runners driven by a fore-and-aft sailing rig or, sometimes, by an engine operating a propeller.
2.
a boat for breaking a navigable channel through ice; icebreaker.
Origin of iceboat
1745-1755
1745-55; ice + boat
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  • When the pair came up they were some distance from the iceboat and also some distance from the edge of the ice.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • Lets go hire that iceboat you were talking of, and have a sail on the river.

  • There was one iceboat out on the broad surface of the river as our hero and his chums arrived.

  • Tom brought the iceboat up to his chums, and they got aboard.

  • Decidedly crestfallen, they bade the policeman goodbye and returned to the iceboat.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
  • Then an iceboat, a beautiful, tempting little one, whizzed past like an arrow.

    Hans Brinker Mary Mapes Dodge
  • I say, fellows, whats the matter with getting up some iceboat races, and he galvanized into uprightness.

    The Eight-Oared Victors Lester Chadwick
  • Still giddy, he staggered and caught the iceboat for support.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
  • There were many skaters on the river, but a clear passage down-stream had been made for the start of the iceboat squadron.

  • The boys had an idea for a new sort of iceboat, to be run by combined wind and motor power.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
British Dictionary definitions for iceboat

iceboat

/ˈaɪsˌbəʊt/
noun
1.
another name for icebreaker (sense 1), ice yacht
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