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water boatman

noun
1.
any of numerous aquatic insects of the family Corixidae, having paddlelike hind legs.
Also called boat bug.
Origin of water boatman
1805-1815
1805-15
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Examples from the web for water boatman
  • The miniscule water boatman makes the loudest sound for body size in the animal kingdom.
  • The water boatman may be seen under the still waters, and turtles can be found resting quietly near fallen trees.
British Dictionary definitions for water boatman

water boatman

noun
1.
any of various aquatic bugs of the families Notonectidae and Corixidae, having a flattened body and oarlike hind legs, adapted for swimming
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