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[riv-er-boht] /ˈrɪv ərˌboʊt/
any shallow-draft boat used on rivers.
Origin of riverboat
1555-65; river1 + boat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It can organize riverboat gambling and build aquariums and world trade centers.
  • Above a table hung a framed birth certificate and a political-campaign poster featuring the party's logo-a riverboat.
  • There is no bridge to the island and riverboat access is seasonal and sporadic.
  • By its nature, riverboat cruising is a far more intimate affair than the behemoths that cruise the open seas.
  • Best of all is to absorb it from a riverboat, slipping along the river or through the backwaters.
  • The occasion marked the waning of the era of riverboat building, if not its end.
  • riverboat gaming was the dominant area of gaming activity.
  • As your scouts learned during the riverboat program, one extinct species can upset the entire ecological balance.
  • Added riverboat tax revenue is much more than added costs.

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