swan boat


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 She was known to hang around the swan boat dock and follow the pedaled vessels around the lake. Ryan Gillespie, orlandosentinel.com, 8 July 2019 Take a swan boat ride and stroll through the Public Garden. Jaclyn Reiss, BostonGlobe.com, 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, 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, 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, 18 Aug. 2017 See More

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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 1 Dec. 2022.

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