iceboat iceboat n. 1. A ship with a reinforced bow to break up ice and keep channels open for navigation; an icebreaker.

Syn: icebreaker. [WordNet 1.5]

2. a sailing craft with runners and a cross-shaped frame; suitable for traveling over ice; it is usually propelled by a sail, and sometimes by an engine-powered propeller.

Syn: ice yacht. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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