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 Conrad’s autobiographical tale of his first command, which turns out to be in a rowboat, fleeing a sinking ship with its cargo of burning coal. Riza Cruz, ELLE, 13 Sep. 2022 After more than a month cranking their rowboat across the Pacific 24 hours a day, a team of four California women just completed a record-fast row from San Francisco to Hawaii, a 2,400-nautical-mile voyage. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 July 2022 Saturday morning, authorities said, nine migrants were taken into custody in Jupiter Island, just north of Palm Beach County, after arriving in a ramshackle rowboat. Steve Svekis, Sun Sentinel, 17 July 2022 Was Mike waiting in the water with a rowboat to ferry the fake Howard far enough down the beach that authorities would never even notice additional footprints there, never mind link them to the apparent crime scene? Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 12 July 2022 All of the power was emitted by Sanchez, 26, who took 131 days, nine hours and 30 minutes to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat. Emmett Hall, Sun Sentinel, 9 June 2022 On this occasion the Pompano, Deerfield and Lighthouse Point community welcomed Julen Sanchez who traveled through the Hillsboro Inlet after completing a 5,000-mile journey in a rowboat that started in Algarve, Portugal. Emmett Hall, Sun Sentinel, 9 June 2022 Guests can watch movies from their kayak, rowboat or pedal boat, all of which are available to rent. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 3 June 2022 Governor-elect Leland Stanford took a rowboat to his inauguration. Susie Cagle, Wired, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rowboat

1502, in the meaning defined above

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22 Sep 2022

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“Rowboat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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

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: a boat made to be moved by oars

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