Definition of johnboat in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjänbōt/


North American
A small flat-bottomed boat with square ends, used chiefly on inland waterways.
Example sentences
  • Fieldwork was planned to coincide with high tides, which allowed the johnboat to travel closer to the marsh edge and further up tributary creeks.
  • We rolled out in two green johnboats and were soon in warm sunshine along open, sweeping bends in the river.
  • I glanced at the three loose shotgun shells on the front seat and the flat-hulled, fatigue-green johnboat on the trailer.
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