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surf boat

a strong, buoyant rowboat with high ends, adapted for beaching and passing through surf.
Origin of surf boat
1855-60; surf + boat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Time and effort made this less popular than using the surf boat.
  • Equipped with a surf boat and breeches buoys, a keeper would determine the best way to aid those in distress.
  • When weather and surf were too violent to launch the surf boat, the alternate method of rescue was the breeches buoy.

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