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 This interaction @Plymouth_Harbor is a reminder of how whale and boater interactions can become dangerous! Globe Correspondent,, 24 July 2022 Fabian, a former licensed practical nurse, had once rescued a boater after a crash on the Connecticut River and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until medical personnel arrived, his family reported. Christine Woodside, Hartford Courant, 11 July 2022 The mother and daughter were swept under the a bridge, where a boater pulled them out. CBS News, 13 June 2022 The Lee County Sheriff’s Office received emergency calls after a boater reported spotting the father and son in a pontoon boat. al, 8 May 2022 His last hope was extinguished when another boater reported seeing Hunter paddling out of Trinidad Harbor, turning around the point and heading into unprotected waters. Stephen Rodrick, Rolling Stone, 1 May 2022 Sternberg is not a boater, but sees the potential of growth. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 11 Apr. 2022 Second, despite appreciation of 50% or so since mid-2020, this boater’s paradise remains amazingly affordable. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 2 July 2022 Rescue crews are scouring Trinity Bay on Tuesday morning for an 88-year-old boater who was reported missing after a fishing expedition. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of boater

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Aug 2022

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“Boater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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