Definition of boater in English:


Syllabification: boat·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbōtər


  • 1A flat-topped hardened straw hat with a brim.
    [so named because originally worn while boating]
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    • The men wear flat caps, bowlers, straw boaters, trilbies, toppers; the women shawls or floral hats.
    • I have spotted flat caps, straw boaters, and one trilby.
    • Standing idly beside them are the ‘drivers’, who, with their straw boaters and white shirts and trousers would not look out of place beside a punt in Oxford or Cambridge.
  • 2A person who uses or travels in a boat for pleasure.
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    • Speeding to the aid of boat manufacturers, marinas and pleasure boaters, Norton is trying to weaken protections for Florida's endangered manatees.
    • Instead, speeding to the aid of boat manufacturers, marinas and pleasure boaters, she's trying to weaken protections for the imperiled sea cows.
    • It will allow local and visiting recreational boaters to travel along the coast, stop at a variety of overnight accommodations, visit local attractions, and use local services.

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