ferryboat

noun fer·ry·boat \ ˈfer-ē-ˌbōt , ˈfe-rē- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of ferryboat

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

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First Known Use of ferryboat

14th century


FERRYBOAT Defined for English Language Learners

ferryboat

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Definition of ferryboat for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

ferryboat

noun fer·ry·boat \ ˈfer-ē-ˌbōt \

Definition of ferryboat for Students

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


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