johnboat

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noun john·boat \ˈjän-ˌbōt\

Definition of johnboat

  1. :  a narrow flat-bottomed square-ended boat usually propelled by a pole or paddle and used on inland waterways

Origin and Etymology of johnboat

from the name John


First Known Use: 1905

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