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rowboat

[roh-boht] /ˈroʊˌboʊt/
noun
1.
a small boat designed for rowing.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; row2 + boat
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British Dictionary definitions for row boat

rowboat

/ˈrəʊˌbəʊt/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a small boat propelled by one or more pairs of oars Also called (in Britain and other countries) rowing boat
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Word Origin and History for row boat

rowboat

n.

also row-boat, 1530s, from row (v.) + boat. Cf. Dutch roeiboot.

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Encyclopedia Article for row boat

rowboat

boat propelled by oars alone, probably the most common type of boat found around waterfronts and at most fishing camps and docks on inland waters

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