water boatman

noun

Definition of water boatman

2 : any of various oval flattened aquatic bugs (family Corixidae) of fresh or brackish water with fringed hind legs modified into paddles

First Known Use of water boatman

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Water boatman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20boatman. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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