longboat

noun
long·​boat | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌbōt How to pronounce longboat (audio) \

Definition of longboat

: a large oared boat usually carried by a merchant sailing ship

Examples of longboat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The current shoulder silhouettes evoking a Nordic longboat are another deft touch. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "NFL uniform power rankings 2020: Where teams stand after many alter looks this offseason," 16 Apr. 2020 On a 60-foot longboat parked in England’s scenic Worcestershire Canals (about 45 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon), silversmith Jonathan Kettle teaches small groups day-long courses on making rings, crosses and bracelets. Jennifer Barger, Washington Post, "Forget souvenir shopping; these destinations let you craft your own meaningful memento," 18 Oct. 2019 In a heavy swell, open longboats came out to take us ashore at Bounty Bay. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Exploring Polynesia's Islands by Cruise," 28 June 2019 Ride a longboat down the Tiputini River with an indigenous guide, who will help us spot turtles, tapirs, and caimans bobbing at the water’s surface. National Geographic, "Ecuador and the Galápagos Expedition: Biodiversity Hotspot," 10 Sep. 2019 In the Solomon Islands, threatened by a rising ocean, students rowed to protests in longboats. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "Trump and his ilk clash with the global climate movement," 23 Sep. 2019 Ride a longboat down the Tiputini River with an indigenous guide, who will help us spot turtles, tapirs, and caimans bobbing at the water’s surface. National Geographic, "Ecuador and the Galápagos Expedition: Biodiversity Hotspot," 10 Sep. 2019 Ride a longboat down the Tiputini River with an indigenous guide, who will help us spot turtles, tapirs, and caimans bobbing at the water’s surface. National Geographic, "Ecuador and the Galápagos Expedition: Biodiversity Hotspot," 10 Sep. 2019 Ride a longboat down the Tiputini River with an indigenous guide, who will help us spot turtles, tapirs, and caimans bobbing at the water’s surface. National Geographic, "Ecuador and the Galápagos Expedition: Biodiversity Hotspot," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of longboat

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Longboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longboat. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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