Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

boater

play
noun boat·er \ˈbō-tər\

Simple Definition of boater

  • : a person who travels in a boat

  • : a stiff straw hat that has a brim and a flat top

Full Definition of boater

  1. 1 :  one who travels in a boat

  2. 2 :  a stiff hat usually made of braided straw with a brim, hatband, and flat crown

Examples of boater

  1. a favorite spot for pleasure boaters



1605

First Known Use of boater

1605


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up boater? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 9, 2016

marked by high spirits and laughter

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet spindrift pince-nez kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ