ferryboat

noun
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

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However, as one keen-eyed fan pointed out, Meredith did technically put away the ferryboat cap in the season 14 finale, so this move shouldn't have come as a surprise. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "'Grey's Anatomy' Viewers Are Heartbroken Over the Scrub Cap Meredith Wore Last Night," 28 Sep. 2018 Getting There Fly into Split airport and take a ferryboat (roughly two hours) or catamaran (one hour) to Hvar island; check the boat schedules at www.jadrolinija.hr. Anja Mutić, WSJ, "A Guide to Croatia’s Island Hideouts," 19 July 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce ferryboat (audio) \

Kids Definition of ferryboat

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

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