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

Examples of airboat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The helicopter lowered a rescue swimmer and began hoisting operations while an airboat from Station Marblehead was brought in for assistance. Caroline Linton, CBS News, 7 Feb. 2022 Seven people were rescued by helicopter, while four were rescued by a Coast Guard airboat. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 6 Feb. 2022 Modern-day adventure seekers can don waders to fish or hike through the swamp, or take a canoe or airboat to access more remote areas of the wilderness. Patrick Connolly,, 19 Sep. 2021 There are many activities on the property, too, from archery to airboat rides, but don't miss the weekly Saturday night rodeo, where athletes from across the region compete in trick riding, barrel racing, and bull riding. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2022 In a tweet, the U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes said that the rescue is taking place near Catawba Island, Ohio in Lake Erie, and noted that a Good Samaritan with an airboat was assisting in the rescue operation. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 7 Feb. 2022 Seven others were rescued by a good Samaritan who arrived at the scene with an airboat. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 6 Feb. 2022 Gray has an airboat and slaloms through marshes of Lake Okeechobee with ease. Kevin Spear,, 4 Dec. 2021 Madison lets out stress by safely smashing things, connects with her body while zip-lining, and finds peace on an airboat tour of the Everglades. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 18 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of airboat

1914, in the meaning defined above

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5 Apr 2022

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“Airboat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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