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  1. boats

    A boat is a watercraft of a large range of types and sizes, but generally smaller than a ship, which is distinguished by its larger size, shape, cargo or passenger capacity, or its ability to carry boats. Small boats are typically found on inland waterways such as rivers and lakes, or in protected coastal areas. However, some boats, such as the whaleboat, were intended for use in an offshore environment. In modern naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard a ship.Boats vary in proportion and construction methods with their intended purpose, available materials, or local traditions. Canoes have been used since prehistoric times and remain in use throughout the world for transportation, fishing, and sport. Fishing boats vary widely in style partly to match local conditions. Pleasure craft used in recreational boating include ski boats, pontoon boats, and sailboats. House boats may be used for vacationing or long-term residence. Lighters are used to move cargo to and from large ships unable to get close to shore. Lifeboats have rescue and safety functions. Boats can be propelled by manpower (e.g. rowboats and paddle boats), wind (e.g. sailboats), and inboard/outboard motors (including gasoline, diesel, and electric).

Editors Contribution

  1. boatsnoun

    Plural noun of the word boat.

    There were several fishing boats in the harbour and the fishermen were selling their catch on the side of the walkway.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2016  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boats' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4691

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boats' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3424

Anagrams for boats »

  1. sabot

  2. boast

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boats in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boats in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of boats in a Sentence

  1. Terry Hutchinson:

    When you start attaching things to the top of the mast, you know that’s not a good situation, but we ’ll assess the situation. Obviously, the boats are highly complicated on the inside. We ’ll have a good look at her and figure out where we go from here.

  2. Joe Raedle/Getty:

    There will be a couple of what we call fast boats will come up to the capsule at that point and make sure that everything is safe on the outside of the capsule for it to be hoisted on board the recovery ship, at that point, the recovery ship is moving in and in communications with the fast boats ...once everybody gives the thumbs up that we are ready to be hoisted aboard it will get lifted aboard by a crane and cradled on board the aft portion of the ship.

  3. Eugene Kabambi:

    We are searching for as many as 100 people in the Congo River as well as assisting these people with body bags, medical kit, one of the boats was totally destroyed and that is the one we believe was carrying the missing.

  4. William E. Lori:

    They say a rising tide lifts all boats. And I think the opening of this school has put a spring in the step of all of our Catholic educators.

  5. Kenosha County Circuit Court:

    I hope the Asian food isn't coming... isn't on one of those boats from Long Beach Harbor.

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