fold·​boat ˈfōl(d)-ˌbōt How to pronounce foldboat (audio)
: a small collapsible canoe made of rubberized sailcloth stretched over a framework

Word History


translation of German Faltboot

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foldboat was in 1938

Dictionary Entries Near foldboat

Cite this Entry

“Foldboat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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