ferryboat

noun
fer·​ry·​boat | \ˈfer-ē-ˌbōt, ˈfe-rē-\

Definition of ferryboat 

: a boat used to ferry passengers, vehicles, or goods

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The ferryboat was approved in July 2016 and additional permission was received from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard. Melissa Reinert, Cincinnati.com, "Ferry from Rabbit Hash to Rising Sun to be christened this Thursday," 9 July 2018 Here’s today’s trivia: QUESTION: Which Staten Island ferryboats were built by ancestors or branches of Bethlehem Steel? baltimoresun.com, "Retro Baltimore Trivia," 9 Mar. 2018 Aboard the 1890 ferryboat Eureka, Hyde Street Pier, S.F. Shopkins Live: Shop it Up 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kids listings," 2 Nov. 2017 When Northam was born in 1959, the area was connected to the rest of Virginia only by ferryboats; the 20-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel linked the region to Norfolk in 1964. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, "The lure of the eligible doctor: Is Northam’s résumé enough in the age of Trump?," 24 Oct. 2017 Now the Rudin family is tweaking that rule, adding another mode of transportation—a ferryboat. Keiko Morris, WSJ, "WeWork and Other Firms Test Brooklyn’s Office Market," 21 Aug. 2017 When Northam was born in 1959, the area was connected to the rest of Virginia only by ferryboats Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, "The lure of the eligible doctor: Is Northam’s résumé enough in the age of Trump?," 24 Oct. 2017 Here’s today’s trivia: QUESTION: What was the name of the old ferryboat that was supposed to be converted into a floating shopping mall and movie theater in Ocean City? baltimoresun.com, "Retro Baltimore Trivia," 11 Aug. 2017 The ferryboats ply the waterways of the Seven Seas Lagoon from the dock at the center to the dock near the front entrance of the Magic Kingdom. Mark Eades, Orange County Register, "A former Disney Imagineer’s guide to Walt Disney World’s Main Street U.S.A.," 28 Apr. 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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ferryboat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ferryboat

: a boat that is used to carry people and things for a short distance between two places : a boat that ferries people and things

ferryboat

noun
fer·​ry·​boat | \ˈfer-ē-ˌbōt \

Kids Definition of ferryboat

: a boat used to carry passengers, vehicles, or goods

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