flyboat

noun fly·boat

Definition of flyboat

  1. 1 :  a large flat-bottomed coasting boat formerly widely used but now chiefly Dutch

  2. 2 :  any of various fast boats (as a fishing boat, a ship's boat)

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Origin and Etymology of flyboat

partial modification, partial translation of Dutch vlieboot, from Vlie, channel between the North sea and the Wadden Zee, Netherlands + boot boat


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