airboat

noun
air·​boat | \ ˈer-ˌbōt How to pronounce airboat (audio) \

Definition of airboat

: a shallow-draft boat driven by an airplane propeller and steered by an airplane rudder

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People issued a captain’s license by the U.S. Coast Guard would be exempt from the last requirement but would have to have their license on board the airboat. Dan Sweeney, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Death of UM grad prompts lawmakers to consider airboat regulations," 23 Jan. 2018 Swamp buggy and airboat rides provide a chance to keep an eye out for wildlife, including the baby alligators. Cassie Armstrong, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Spring brings the babies at Westgate River Ranch," 21 May 2018 Among the most controversial possibilities are hunting and airboats. David Fleshler, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deer hunting, camping and weddings may come to Loxahatchee wildlife refuge," 4 May 2018 Quillen said the search for the remaining missing man would continue until sundown Tuesday, with authorities using two boats, two airboats, drones and searchers to scour the riverbanks and shallows. chicagotribune.com, "4 dead, including 6-year-old boy, after boat capsizes along river in central Indiana," 3 Sep. 2019 Sheriff deputies and detectives had sought the public’s help with finding Rawal after being unable to locate him with the assistance of canines, a drone, a helicopter and an airboat, police have said. Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Deerfield man who was reported missing drowned in Des Plaines River: coroner," 2 Aug. 2019 The cinematic music video was filmed over two days on Knik Glacier in Alaska, which can only be accessed by jet or airboat as there are no roads that lead there, according to Alaska Guide Co. Brianne Tracy, PEOPLE.com, "See the Stunning Photos from Lauren Daigle's 'Rescue' Music Video Shoot on an Alaskan Glacier," 20 July 2019 Parts of Inslee’s event, streamed on his Facebook page, were sometimes nearly drowned out by the noise from nearby airboats. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, "Presidential candidates flood into South Florida, beginning in the Everglades," 24 June 2019 But for a change of pace, take him on an airboat tour with Booggy Creek Airboat Adventures. Essence, "Happy Father's Day! Four Father-Friendly Getaways That Dad Will Actually Enjoy," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of airboat

1914, in the meaning defined above

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