Definition of iceboat in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪsbəʊt/


1A light, wind-driven vehicle with sails and runners, used for travelling on ice.
Example sentences
  • Modern iceboats have been reported to reach 90 miles per hour, but in 1938 an official speed record was set that still holds.
  • There's a comfortable ranch house with an Explorer, an Expedition, and a Vanagon in the driveway and an iceboat in the garage.
  • And when the water gets hard only the iceboat crowd is smiling.
2A boat used for breaking ice on a waterway.
Example sentences
  • He's worked on patrol boats in Florida and scuba-dived under the North Pole, but piloting an iceboat still gets his adrenaline pumping.
  • The iceboat's chief, Captain Daniel K. Oliver, picked up his binoculars and took in the view from the Healy's bridge.

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