noun Date: 1847 a boat for use in heavy surf

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  • Surfboat — Rennen Ein Surfboat ist ein für die Brandung entworfenes Ruderboot, welches an den Stränden Australiens, Neuseelands, Südafrikas aber auch Frankreichs und Großbritanniens zur Lebensrettung eingesetzt wird. Das Boot wurde so konstruiert, dass es… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Surfboat — Surf boat , n. (Naut.) A boat intended for use in heavy surf. It is built with a pronounced sheer, and with a view to resist the shock of waves and of contact with the beach. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surfboat — [sʉrf′bōt΄] n. a light, sturdy boat used in heavy surf * * * surf·boat (sûrfʹbōt ) n. A strong, seaworthy boat that can be launched or landed in heavy surf. * * * …   Universalium

  • surfboat — [sʉrf′bōt΄] n. a light, sturdy boat used in heavy surf …   English World dictionary

  • Surfboat — A surfboat is an oar driven boat designed to enter the ocean from the beach in heavy surf or severe waves. It is often used in lifesaving or rescue missions where the most expedient access to victims is directly from the beach. The boat building… …   Wikipedia

  • surfboat — surf·boat s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS mar. imbarcazione con fondo piatto ed estremità rialzate adatta all approdo su coste basse battute dai frangenti, tipica del cabotaggio oceanico {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1985. ETIMO: comp. di surf… …   Dizionario italiano

  • surfboat — n. strong boat fit for sailing that can be launched or landed in heavy waves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • surfboat — /ˈsɜfboʊt/ (say serfboht) noun a strong buoyant four oared rowing boat with sweep, designed for use in surf and employed in beach rescue and patrol work …   Australian English dictionary

  • surfboat — noun a boat that can be launched or landed in heavy surf • Hypernyms: ↑boat * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a boat fit for use in heavy surf; especially : one built strong and buoyant and with a marked sheer to ride the seas better …   Useful english dictionary

  • Margate Surfboat — Since 1857 there have been three surfboats for maritime rescue stationed at Margate, on the eastern tip of Kent. They were run as cooperatives, with local boatmen clubbing together to buy them and then receiving a share of any salvage money… …   Wikipedia

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