Definition of riverboat
: a boat for use on a river
Recent Examples of riverboat from the Web
One sunny summer day in July 1974, my grandma and her husband, Fred Schultz, were on their 24-foot riverboat with their children, some friends and their kids.
Because in 1861 a 25-year-old Missouri riverboat pilot named Sam Clemens boarded a stagecoach bound for the same territory.
A vintage steam train and riverboat takes you through the Connecticut River Valley.
And though historical accuracy is maintained throughout much of the riverboat, two major concessions were made.
The Delta King is one of a pair of sternwheeler riverboats that transported people between Sacramento and San Francisco overnight in the ’20s and ’30s.
Henderson notes that documents mention James Monroe, fifth president of the United States, stepping off a riverboat in South Carolina in 1821 as a show of ceremony.
That piece includes images based on New Orleans' history, music and culture, including Mardi Gras Indians, jazz musicians, riverboats and the city's architectural features.
Waterfront spokesman Mike Kimmel said the new arrival will need some improvements and that the work will be done by the crew of the Belle, which also will operate and service the new riverboat.
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First Known Use of riverboat
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Definition of riverboat for English Language Learners
: a boat that is used on a river
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