bass boat

noun

: a small, lightweight boat usually powered by an outboard motor and used to fish for bass and other sport fish
There are now specially designed "bass boats" equipped with two, sometimes three, motors of varying horsepowers along with a battery of electronic devices that "read" the type of lake bottom and the oxygen, temperature, water acidity and light intensity at different depths …Erwin A. Bauer, National Wildlife, June-July 1982

Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bass boat was in 1928

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“Bass boat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bass%20boat. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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