pick·​et·​boat ˈpi-kət-ˌbōt How to pronounce picketboat (audio)
: a craft used (as by the coast guard) for harbor patrol

Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of picketboat was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Picketboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picketboat. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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