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 Cruise the Public Garden’s swan boats, stroll the Charles River, or visit one of the many museums (like the private art collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum or the kid-friendly Museum of Science). Cassie Shortsleeve, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Apr. 2024 From the Riva Row Boat House in The Woodlands Town Center, take the lower, quieter course leading a half-hour to Lake Woodlands (only swan boats are allowed on the upper route to Waterway Square). Robin Soslow, Chron, 17 Apr. 2023 With the Paget family still at the helm, the swan boats have graced the public garden every year since their launch. Bailey Allen, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Apr. 2023 Wing feathers projected beyond The Hole are the only suggestion of the swan boat delivering Lohengrin. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 30 Mar. 2023 Ride a swan boat or make a splash with other fun water activities Lake Woodlands, a 200-acre freshwater lake, offers outdoor recreation, entertainment and waterfront dining at sunset. Robin Soslow, Chron, 16 Feb. 2023 For another photo, Spears changed into a different puff-sleeve crop, this time a white one with a black origami swan boat design. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 Mar. 2022 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, 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, 23 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swan boat was in 1953

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“Swan boat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swan%20boat. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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