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Line breaks: swing|boat
Pronunciation: /ˈswɪŋbəʊt

Definition of swingboat in English:


chiefly British
A boat-shaped swing with seats for several people at fairs.
Example sentences
  • It was where, as a teenager, he saw the fairground showmen set up camp with waltzers, dodgems and swingboats.
  • We also had face-painting, a barbecue, teacup and swingboat rides and a selection of giant inflatables.
  • A swashbuckling ride in this exciting swingboat which reaches an angle of 60 degrees on either side!

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