Boat bug
Boat bug Boat" bug` (Zo["o]l.) An aquatic hemipterous insect of the genus {Notonecta}; -- so called from swimming on its back, which gives it the appearance of a little boat. Called also {boat fly}, {boat insect}, {boatman}, and {water boatman}. [1913 Webster]

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  • boat bug — backswimmer ack swim mer n. any of numerous predaceous aquatic insects of the family {Notonectidae} (such as {Notonecta undulata}) that swim on their backs and may inflict painful bites; also called {boat bug}. [RHUD] [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boat bug — noun carnivorous aquatic bug having paddle like hind legs • Syn: ↑water boatman • Hypernyms: ↑water bug • Member Holonyms: ↑Corixa, ↑genus Corixa * * * noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • boat bug — 1. See water boatman. 2. backswimmer. * * * …   Universalium

  • boat fly — Boat bug Boat bug (Zo[ o]l.) An aquatic hemipterous insect of the genus {Notonecta}; so called from swimming on its back, which gives it the appearance of a little boat. Called also {boat fly}, {boat insect}, {boatman}, and {water boatman}. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boat insect — Boat bug Boat bug (Zo[ o]l.) An aquatic hemipterous insect of the genus {Notonecta}; so called from swimming on its back, which gives it the appearance of a little boat. Called also {boat fly}, {boat insect}, {boatman}, and {water boatman}. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boat-fly — boatˈ fly noun A water bug (genus Notonecta), with boat shaped body, that swims on its back • • • Main Entry: ↑boat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boat (disambiguation) — A boat, while generally referring to the nautical craft, has several other meanings:* A ship can be informally be known as a boat, especially by its crew. This use is uncommon in the case of a warship, and can be considered insulting. * In the… …   Wikipedia

  • water bug — noun 1. a true bug: large aquatic bug adapted to living in or on the surface of water • Hypernyms: ↑heteropterous insect • Hyponyms: ↑giant water bug, ↑water scorpion, ↑water boatman, ↑boat bug, ↑water strider, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • It's Tough To Be A Bug! — (traduction: c est dur d être un insecte) est une attraction des parcs Disney de type cinéma en relief dont le thème est inspiré du film 1001 Pattes (A Bug s life, 1998), produit par Disney et Pixar. Sommaire 1 …   Wikipédia en Français

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