Definition of johnboat in English:


Syllabification: john·boat
Pronunciation: /ˈjänˌbōt


North American
  • A small flat-bottomed boat with square ends, used chiefly on inland waterways.
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    • 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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