ice·​boat | \ ˈīs-ˌbōt How to pronounce iceboat (audio) \

Definition of iceboat

: a skeleton boat or frame on runners propelled on ice usually by sails

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Examples of iceboat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Answering the order to pass, the RAV4 Prime picks up pace like an iceboat catching a gust, accelerating on the glide. Dan Neil, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2021 Thousands watched as local hockey clubs battled one another and the Skate Sailing Association of America held competitions, including one in 1926 that featured 21 iceboats on blades that sailed over a three-mile course. Anchorage Daily News, 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of iceboat

1748, in the meaning defined above

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“Iceboat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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