bare·​boat | \ ˈber-ˌbōt How to pronounce bareboat (audio) \

Definition of bareboat

: a boat chartered without its crew

Examples of bareboat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At any given time, Noble has more than 100 vessels on charter, either owned, bareboat, time charter period or single trips, the company said in its latest annual report. Jasmine Ng,, "Here's What Noble Has Left - for Now," 24 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bareboat.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bareboat

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bareboat

Time Traveler for bareboat

Time Traveler

The first known use of bareboat was circa 1949

See more words from the same year

Statistics for bareboat

Cite this Entry

“Bareboat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

Comments on bareboat

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


Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!