A small vessel propelled on water by oars, sails, or an engine
a wooden boat
A German torpedo boat used in World War II
A patrol boat.
An armed and camouflaged merchant vessel used as a decoy or to destroy submarines (chiefly in the First World War (1914–18); compare mystery ship s.v. mystery ship.
In the Second World War (1939–45): a German minesweeper. Now historical.
A German submarine used in World War I or World War II
A motorboat equipped with torpedoes and used by the military, especially during World War II
Originally: a boat designed so as to be ideally suited to use in rowing or sculling races, and typically of the lightest and narrowest construction. Later (now chiefly): a racing punt of similar construction.
(The crew of) the boat that represents the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford in a boat race between the universities.
An axe carried on board a boat.
A type of bed having a high, prow-shaped headboard and footboard; (also more generally) any bed shaped like a boat.
The navicular bone in the human ankle.
A boy engaged to help to operate or pilot a boat; a boatman's assistant or apprentice.
Chiefly US. An apparatus consisting of a boat cradle on wheels, used in hauling boats between different water levels on steep stretches of canals, as an alternative to the use of locks. Now historical.
A club or organization for people who take part in (especially competitive) boating activities, as yachting, rowing, etc.
The deck from which a ship’s lifeboats are launched
A dive made by a person (especially a scuba-diver) from a boat.
A hat worn while boating.
A horn used for signalling from a boat.
A nail used in the construction of boats; specifically a rose-headed nail with a square shaft and a chisel-shaped end.
A type of wide neckline on a garment that passes just below the collarbone
A plug in the bottom of a boat which is removed to let water out when on shore.
A long pole used to push off or propel a boat, or to perform other specific functions.
A race between rowing crews
A rope used on a boat; specifically (originally) one used in the rigging of a sail boat; (later) one used by a ship to tow a boat or lower a lifeboat.
A flat canvas or leather shoe with rubber soles to provide good traction on boat decks
A song sung by the crew of a boat; especially one used to help maintain the rhythm of rowing or paddling.
= boat-tailed grackle.
A journey or excursion in a boat, especially for pleasure
In the manner or shape of a boat; like a boat.
Work undertaken on board or using a boat; specifically (a) the manning of the boats of a large ship; (b) angling done in a boat rather than on the shore or bank.
A motor boat or speedboat.
A boat serving as a mark in sailing matches
A boat powered by a petrol engine.
Figurative. A romantic relationship imagined as a boat or ship, especially one on a (difficult or dangerous) journey.
(The fact of having) the boat whose occupants catch the lowest amount of fish, game, etc.; (more generally) any losing boat.
A boat moored at a particular spot to serve as a navigational guide.
(In the U.S. Navy) a landing craft. Hence (occasionally): any specialized flat-bottomed craft.
A boat which puts out to passing vessels to receive and communicate news (now historical).
A rowing boat.
A boat-shaped container for holding soft food for feeding babies
A riverboat propelled by means of a pole or poles.
A boat or ship engaged in conveying mail, especially on a regular route at fixed times; a packet-boat, a mailboat; a boat which carries passengers between certain points.
A boat propelled by pulling on a rope.
A boat fitted with a pump, used to pump water out of a damaged or sinking vessel.
A boat propelled by a pushing motion.
A boat used to collect and transport the catch made by fishing vessels; such a vessel used as a pleasure boat.
A boat or ship considered in terms of its ability to cope with conditions at sea
A small powerboat used for towing waterskiers