fer·​ry·​boat | \ ˈfer-ē-ˌbōt How to pronounce ferryboat (audio) , ˈfe-rē- \

Definition of ferryboat

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

Examples of ferryboat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those contracts range from masks and medical equipment to janitorial cleaning, video productions and even ferryboat services. Jessica Flores, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus updates: Houston cancels Texas GOP convention; Atlanta mandates masks; California, Texas report highest daily death tolls," 9 July 2020 From a ferryboat in the bay, the buildings outlined in holiday lights make the skyline look magical. Carl Nolte, SFChronicle.com, "Looking for Christmas in the heart of San Francisco," 14 Dec. 2019 Alternatively, take a ferryboat or catamaran from the coastal cities of Rijeka, Zadar or Pula; check www.jadrolinija.hr for schedules. Anja Mutić, WSJ, "A Guide to Croatia’s Island Hideouts," 19 July 2018 Finally, with the truncated Axe tucked into his trousers, Cal’s Clint Miller sneaked aboard a ferryboat bound for Oakland, the Berkeley boats being watched more scrupulously by police alerted to the theft. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Cal vs. Stanford: The Big Game often comes with a little tomfoolery," 22 Nov. 2019 The ferryboat Ramona was coming across the bay at the time of the accident. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: In 1905 the gunboat Bennington exploded in San Diego harbor," 21 July 2019 At least 7 dead as 3 ferries capsize in the Philippines: At least 31 others were rescued when three ferryboats separately capsized in bad weather Saturday between two central Philippine island provinces, the coast guard said. Washington Post, "World Digest: Aug. 3, 2019," 3 Aug. 2019 The day also marked the end of the line for Coronado ferryboats. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego-Coronado bridge dedicated 50 years ago," 2 Aug. 2019 For years, the Greek government seemed content to run Piraeus largely as a commuter port for the ferryboats that take millions of locals and tourists to islands in the Aegean Sea. By Vivienne Walt, Fortune, "Boxed In at the Docks: How a Lifeline From China Changed Greece," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of ferryboat

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jul 2020

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“Ferryboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferryboat. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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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


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

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