swan boat


Definition of swan boat

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

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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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