Boat hook
Boat Boat (b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. [1913 Webster]

Note: Different kinds of boats have different names; as, canoe, yawl, wherry, pinnace, punt, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class; as, the Cunard boats. [1913 Webster]

3. A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat. [1913 Webster]

Note: Boat is much used either adjectively or in combination; as, boat builder or boatbuilder; boat building or boatbuilding; boat hook or boathook; boathouse; boat keeper or boatkeeper; boat load; boat race; boat racing; boat rowing; boat song; boatlike; boat-shaped. [1913 Webster]

{Advice boat}. See under {Advice}.

{Boat hook} (Naut.), an iron hook with a point on the back, fixed to a long pole, to pull or push a boat, raft, log, etc. --Totten.

{Boat rope}, a rope for fastening a boat; -- usually called a {painter}.

{In the same boat}, in the same situation or predicament. [Colloq.] --F. W. Newman. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • boat hook — n a long pole with an iron hook at the end, used to pull or push a small boat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boat hook — boat′ hook n. naut. navig. a hook mounted on a pole, used to maneuver boats, pick up a mooring, etc • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • boat hook — noun pole handled hook used to pull or push boats • Hypernyms: ↑hook * * * a hook mounted at the end of a pole, used to pull or push boats toward or away from a landing, to pick up a mooring, etc. [1605 15] * * * boat hook, a metal hook on a pole …   Useful english dictionary

  • boat hook — noun Date: circa 1599 a pole handled hook with a point or knob on the back used especially to pull or push a boat, raft, or log into place …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • boat hook — noun (C) a long pole with an iron hook at the end, used to pull or push a small boat …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • boat hook — a hook mounted at the end of a pole, used to pull or push boats toward or away from a landing, to pick up a mooring, etc. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • boat hook —   Polohuku, ponohuku …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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  • Boat — (b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boat rope — Boat Boat (b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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