swan boat

noun

Definition of swan boat

: a small paddleboat usually for children or sightseers that is a large model of a swan

Examples of swan boat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department is preparing to open Riva Row Boat House for rentals of kayaks and swan boats. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Woodlands carefully working to reopen parks, recreational amenities," 4 May 2020 As swan boats draped with suffragist sashes drifted in the Public Garden lagoon, local activists on Friday invoked the cruel realities of the 19th Amendment that pitted black and white women against one another. Alison Kuznitz, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Strong, bold, and remarkable’: Celebrating African-American suffragists from Mass.," 23 Aug. 2019 She was known to hang around the swan boat dock and follow the pedaled vessels around the lake. Ryan Gillespie, orlandosentinel.com, "One of Lake Eola’s new black-necked swans has died, city says," 8 July 2019 Take a swan boat ride and stroll through the Public Garden. Jaclyn Reiss, BostonGlobe.com, "Staying in Boston for July 4th? Here are some free and cheap things you can do outside," 2 July 2019 The boat rental business has also been impacted by the blue-green algae warning, said Ashley Govea, a summer employee of Wheel Fun Rentals, a company that rents swan boats and bikes to visitors. Marie Fazio, chicagotribune.com, "Park District: Stay out of Humboldt Park lagoon due to toxic blue-green algae," 25 June 2019 At least one of the photos, depicting the future First Lady floating inside a swan boat on a still lake, and her swinging from a chandelier, combines images into a composite. NBC News, "News media paid Melania Trump thousands for use of photos in 'positive stories only'," 2 July 2018 The event will shut down a large parking garage under the Common and local tourist attractions, such as the Public Garden swan boats, for security purposes. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "Boston Sets Restrictions for Saturday Protests," 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of swan boat

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Swan boat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swan%20boat. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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