Definition of ferryboat
: a boat used to ferry passengers, vehicles, or goods
Recent Examples of ferryboat from the Web
Water taxis, ferryboats and private craft buzzed about the harbor loaded with visitors.
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.
After arriving in a ferryboat festooned in bunting, with big-band jazz blaring from the shoreline, Mayor Bill de Blasio made an announcement on Monday that New York City’s new ferry service would soon begin.
Pile onto a ferryboat in Mobile for the 40-minute trip across the bay, or drive over the 3-mile bridge to get to the parks, beaches, trails and plenty of spots to commune with nature.
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First Known Use of ferryboat
FERRYBOAT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of ferryboat for Students
: a boat used to carry passengers, vehicles, or goods
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