Definitions for boaterˈboʊ tər
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a person who boats.
a stiff straw hat with a shallow, flat crown, ribbon band, and straight brim.
Origin of boater:
boater, leghorn, Panama, Panama hat, sailor, skimmer, straw hat(noun)
a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
boatman, boater, waterman(noun)
someone who drives or rides in a boat
Someone who travels by boat
A straw hat
Origin: boat + -er