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jet boat

or jetboat

a small, propellerless boat powered by an engine that ejects water for its thrust.
Origin of jet boat
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jet boating, noun Unabridged
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  • Tom reached the jet-boat deck, opened the hatch, and raced for the nearest small craft.

  • All emergency ports were open and the jet-boat locks were empty.

  • After inspecting the ship from radar mast to jet exhausts, the three cadets started back for the jet-boat deck.

    The Space Pioneers Carey Rockwell
  • He walked across the jet-boat deck to the nearest window port.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
  • At the same time, the young cadet turned the valve that would open the outer air lock to the jet-boat deck.

  • Strong indicated that he was satisfied and turned toward the jet-boat catapult deck, the three boys following him in single file.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
  • Checking the hiding place one last time, the three cadets left the storeroom and headed for the jet-boat deck.

    The Space Pioneers Carey Rockwell
  • Tom dashed down the nearest ladder and hurried to the jet-boat deck where the pirate captain waited impatiently.

  • With Astro's help, Tom was soon free and clear, standing beside Astro on the jet-boat deck.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
  • Keep your jet-boat audioceiver open all the time and maintain contact with me.

British Dictionary definitions for jet-boat

jet boat

(NZ) a power boat that is powered and steered by a jet of water under pressure
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