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johnboat

[jon-boht] /ˈdʒɒnˌboʊt/
noun
1.
a light, square-ended, flat-bottomed skiff, used in shallow water.
Also, john boat, jonboat, jon boat.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; probably John (the given name) + boat; compare joeboat, name for the same type of craft
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