boat·​er | \ ˈbō-tər How to pronounce boater (audio) \

Definition of boater

1 : one who travels in a boat
2 : a stiff hat usually made of braided straw with a brim, hatband, and flat crown

Examples of boater in a Sentence

a favorite spot for pleasure boaters
Recent Examples on the Web The agency reported a call came in at 7:25 p.m. for a lost 21-year-old male boater, prompting the search. Adelaide Chen,, 31 May 2021 The quarter-acre islet in the middle of the North Sound — a boater's favorite since the 1960s — was decimated by Hurricane Irma in 2017. Sarah Greaves-gabbadon, Travel + Leisure, 27 May 2021 Kehoe, 65, joined the team and remains an avid dragon boater today. Mary Jacobs, Dallas News, 25 May 2021 Northampton first responders recovered the body with the help of the boater, who stayed to assist., 22 May 2021 The body was first discovered by a boater who then called 911. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, 25 Apr. 2021 And if a boater has questions about safety or making sure their vessel is ready for the summer, wardens, local law enforcement and Coast Guard employees are more than happy to do a quick safety inspection. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Apr. 2021 According to the sheriff’s office, a boater on a fishing guide expedition saw a body floating in the water downstream from the Sportcraft Landing Boat Ramp. oregonlive, 6 Apr. 2021 The search was suspended Sunday when the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office discovered the missing boater unresponsive around 11:30 a.m., according to the Coast Guard. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 7 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of boater

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Jun 2021

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“Boater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of boater

: a person who travels in a boat
: a stiff straw hat that has a brim and a flat top

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