riv·​er·​boat | \ˈri-vər-ˌbōt \

Definition of riverboat 

: a boat for use on a river

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Others, like Huck Finn's dubious riverboat dauphin, count on the people around them to be ignorant of aristocratic mores and genealogical charts and awed by the idea of nobility. Sadie Stein, Town & Country, "Why Are Rich People So Easily Fooled?," 26 Feb. 2017 If allowed to move forward, the riverboat be located along the Tangipahoa River southwest of the intersection of Interstate 12 and Highway 445, just a few miles west of St. Tammany Parish. Julia O'donoghue, NOLA.com, "North Shore riverboat casino project suffers another defeat, appears dead," 25 Apr. 2018 The average riverboat has 1,471 gambling positions now and uses 27,843 square feet of gambling space, according to information provided by the state gaming control board. Julia O'donoghue, NOLA.com, "Governor will decide whether riverboat casinos get more gambling, move on land," 16 May 2018 The brochure from French America Line boasted of the riverboat's elegant French flair and a multimillion-dollar remodel. Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, "Cruise company sails away with Mesa couple's $10,000," 7 June 2018 In honor of the 100th anniversary, the club is hosting a cruise aboard the Belle of Cincinnati riverboat on June 16. Jeff Suess, Cincinnati.com, "Our history: Fair and square 'Seckatary Hawkins' turns 100," 6 June 2018 Overall, gambling at riverboats, video poker establishments, racetracks and Harrah's produced around $705 million for local and state governments, according to the report. Julia O'donoghue, NOLA.com, "Louisiana Senate approves moving riverboat casinos to land," 24 Apr. 2018 In Germany on the Rhine, my riverboat, the Viking Hild, stopped in the historic city of Mainz. miamiherald, "Going on a cruise? Don’t just sign up for the first shore excursion that’s offered | Miami Herald," 22 Mar. 2018 Most trips occur in the Madre de Dios region on a remote tributary that takes two days to reach by riverboat. Brent Crane, Outside Online, "Looking for a Novel Vacation? Discover a New Species," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of riverboat

1565, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of riverboat was in 1565

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English Language Learners Definition of riverboat

: a boat that is used on a river

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