bass boat

noun

Definition of bass boat

: 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

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First Known Use of bass boat

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Bass boat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bass%20boat. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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