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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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  • The painting contrasts the vast number of bison swimming across the river with the handful of explorers in a rowboat.
  • Unlike big ships with powerful engines, his rowboat and arm power are no match for the winds.
  • Clawson managed to get to a rowboat and get survivors into it.
  • The family crossed the pond in a rowboat and a kayak to an island where they had picnics.
  • Imagine you're sitting in a rowboat in some body of water.
  • There, he would toss softballs around and fish from a rowboat on his pond.
  • We took a rowboat to an area left bare by the tide, then trekked a few hundred yards to a gurgling stream.
  • Most of us, upon finding ourselves in a leaky rowboat, would try to plug the leak.
  • Many of you are afraid that your rowboat will take on some water if you pull them in.
  • No matter what type of motorized boat you take to reach it, you will have to switch to a rowboat to enter the grotto.
British Dictionary definitions for rowboat

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 rowboat
n.

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

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Encyclopedia Article for 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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