ferryboat

noun

fer·​ry·​boat ˈfer-ē-ˌbōt How to pronounce ferryboat (audio)
ˈfe-rē-
: a boat used to ferry passengers, vehicles, or goods

Examples of ferryboat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Music at the Maritime, a quarterly concert series performed aboard one of the museum’s historic world-class ships, the 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2024 Guests who crossed the Hudson River on ferryboats to Liberty Island included Madonna, Queen Latifah and the entertainment executive Michael Eisner. Jacob Bernstein, New York Times, 2 Dec. 2023 The open-deck ferryboat from Cedar Island to Ocracoke hums along for just over two hours to a terminal in a sheltered harbor. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 10 Oct. 2023 The Boat Trip: Etchings by Charles Francois Daubigny In 1857, French landscape painter Charles Francois Daubigny purchased a 27-foot ferryboat and converted it into a floating studio. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 14 June 2023 So what’s a guy like Welsh doing musing about his mortality on a creaky ferryboat? Eliza Strickland, IEEE Spectrum, 29 Feb. 2012 That new platform, Ashley said, would be located where the Berkeley, an 1898 steam ferryboat, is currently docked. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Apr. 2023 The guides included a woman who jumped into the river to escape the rolling dust cloud after the collapse of One World Trade Center, and a ferryboat captain who sailed back and forth, carrying New Yorkers to safety on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. Dominic Green, WSJ, 31 Aug. 2022 Desperate for supplies and services to combat the pandemic, federal purchasers have rushed out more than $16 billion in coronavirus contracts ranging from masks and medical equipment to janitorial cleaning, video productions and even ferryboat services. USA Today, 7 July 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ferryboat was in the 14th century

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“Ferryboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferryboat. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

ferryboat

noun
fer·​ry·​boat ˈfer-ē-ˌbōt How to pronounce ferryboat (audio)
: a boat used to ferry passengers, vehicles, or goods
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