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[wurk-boht] /ˈwɜrkˌboʊt/
a boat used for work or trade rather than sport, public transportation, or military purposes.
1935-40; work + boat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for workboat
  • workboat is in lower center of photo and is holding the end of the net.
  • The workboat personnel were clear of the load when it landed onto the workboat deck.
  • Several full-size wickets and a workboat, used to operate them, are displayed at the visitor center.
  • The third accident involved a crane on a semi-submersible drilling rig making a lift to a workboat.
  • In future surveys, the path of the workboat will be more random.
  • workboats attendant to facility operations shall be equipped with a protective-breathing apparatus for all workboat crew members.
  • Floating headers, providing a linear water spray pattern on the water surface, are attached to an open sea workboat.

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