bareboat

noun

bare·​boat ˈber-ˌbōt How to pronounce bareboat (audio)
: a boat chartered without its crew

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Experience level and qualifications to sail your own bareboat through The Moorings and Sunsail vary by destination. Stacey Zable, Travel + Leisure, 4 Apr. 2022 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, Bloomberg.com, 24 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bareboat was circa 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Bareboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bareboat. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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