johnboat
noun Etymology: from the name John Date: 1905 a narrow flat-bottomed square-ended boat usually propelled by a pole or paddle and used on inland waterways

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  • johnboat — noun a flat bottomed boat with a very shallow draft, whose bow and stern are both squared off Eddie liked to take his johnboat into the shallow, reedy, sandbars that the out of town fishermen, with their big, expensive, fiberglass bassboats,… …   Wiktionary

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  • johnboat — /jon boht /, n. a light, square ended, flat bottomed skiff. Also, john boat. [1900 05, Amer.; prob. JOHN (the given name) + BOAT; cf. joeboat name for the same type of craft] * * * …   Universalium

  • johnboat — n. light skiff with a flat bottom and with square ends used in shallow water …   English contemporary dictionary

  • johnboat — noun N. Amer. a small flat bottomed boat with square ends, used chiefly on inland waterways …   English new terms dictionary

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