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rowing boat

[roh-ing] /ˈroʊ ɪŋ/
noun, British
Origin of rowing boat
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • From the quay I chartered a rowing-boat, ordering the Turkish kaiktche to row me up the Bosphorus.

  • All round us were the lights of bigger craft, but no rowing-boat could I see.

    A Bid for Fortune Guy Boothby
  • In less time than it takes to skin an acquadatoric, Dingy David was in the rowing-boat making for the shore of the mainland.

    The Pirate's Pocket Book Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • For about ten shillings they would hire a rowing-boat for three days.

  • Picturesque caves on coast to visit in rowing-boat, or in canoe which you can paddle yourself.

  • The motion of a wave in a moving medium may be likened to that of a rowing-boat on a river.

    The Ether of Space Oliver Lodge
  • At six o'clock one June morning the four members of the club met at Skeppsholm, where they had hired a rowing-boat.

    The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg
  • Hippolyte is going to get ready the rowing-boat which was tied at the end of the landing-stage.

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
  • Once seated in the rowing-boat, the members of the party became silent and slightly nervous.

    The Created Legend Feodor Sologub
  • At the turn of the river, from the direction of the town, a rowing-boat appeared.

    The Created Legend Feodor Sologub
British Dictionary definitions for rowing-boat

rowing boat

(mainly Brit) a small boat propelled by one or more pairs of oars Usual US and Canadian word rowboat
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