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[jon-boht] /ˈdʒɒnˌboʊt/
a light, square-ended, flat-bottomed skiff, used in shallow water.
Origin of johnboat
1900-05, Americanism; probably John (the given name) + boat; compare joeboat, name for the same type of craft Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Your choice of canoe and johnboat rentals depends largely upon which section of the river you desire to float or fish.
  • The origin of the johnboat, the slender craft with the gently raised bow, is lost in pioneer times.
  • Fishing access is primarily by canoe, kayak, cata-raft or small johnboat.
  • Additionally, pontoon, johnboat and jet ski rentals are available at the nearby marinas.
  • These lakes are small enough for a canoe, float tube or small johnboat.

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