rowboat

noun
row·​boat | \ ˈrō-ˌbōt How to pronounce rowboat (audio) \

Definition of rowboat

: a small boat designed to be rowed

Examples of rowboat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rates start at $27 for a rowboat or single-person kayak. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "5 Bay Area lakes you can visit despite coronavirus," 20 Aug. 2020 His younger brother Byron followed in a rowboat, carrying supplies and taking notes to document Fred’s torturous journey. Greg Miller, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Man Who Swam the Full Length of the Mississippi River," 19 Aug. 2020 Lia Ditton set out in a rowboat from San Francisco Bay in June on a mission to make it to Hawaii before the fall rainy season, hoping to set a world rowing record. Anna Buchmann, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: How do we fix coronavirus testing?," 17 Aug. 2020 More typical thunderstorm development clusters work like a group of people in a rowboat rowing erratically and the boat just spins around. David Pitt, chicagotribune.com, "The derecho question: How to prepare for Category 3 hurricane winds without much warning?," 15 Aug. 2020 More typical thunderstorm development clusters work like a group of people in a rowboat rowing erratically and the boat just spins around. David Pitt, Star Tribune, "Forecasters look to learn from deadly Midwest wind storm," 15 Aug. 2020 Guests can use kayaks and a rowboat to explore the John Day River. oregonlive, "Oregon getaways for the whole family: Are you ready to plan for fun on the water?," 12 June 2020 In the new, second season of this thriller series, a woman wakes up in a rowboat. Gabe Cohn, New York Times, "What’s on TV Friday: ‘Homecoming’ and ‘AKA Jane Roe’," 22 May 2020 Farther back, there are bald cypress trees, root systems knuckling their way out of the mud, and rowboats passing through the bayou. Zachary Fine, The New York Review of Books, "Swampland Sublime: The Landscapes of Louisiana," 8 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of rowboat

1502, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rowboat was in 1502

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9 Sep 2020

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“Rowboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rowboat. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for rowboat

rowboat

noun
How to pronounce rowboat (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of rowboat

US : a small boat that is moved through water using oars

rowboat

noun
row·​boat | \ ˈrō-ˌbōt How to pronounce rowboat (audio) \

Kids Definition of rowboat

: a boat made to be moved by oars

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