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boater

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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 in a sentence

  1. a favorite spot for pleasure boaters



1605

First Known Use of boater

1605


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