Boat v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boated; p. pr. & vb. n. Boating.]
1. To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.
2. To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.
To boat the oars. See under Oar.
1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.
Note: ☞ Different kinds of boats have different names; as, canoe, yawl, wherry, pinnace, punt, etc.
2. Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class; as, the Cunard boats.
3. A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.
Note: ☞ Boat is much used either adjectively or in combination; as, boat builder or boatbuilder; boat building or boatbuilding; boat hook or boathook; boathouse; boat keeper or boatkeeper; boat load; boat race; boat racing; boat rowing; boat song; boatlike; boat-shaped.
Advice boat. See under Advice.
Boat hook Naut., an iron hook with a point on the back, fixed to a long pole, to pull or push a boat, raft, log, etc. --Totten.
Boat rope, a rope for fastening a boat; -- usually called a painter.
In the same boat, in the same situation or predicament. [Colloq.]
Boat, v. i. To go or row in a boat.
I boated over, ran my craft aground. --Tennyson.
n 1: a small vessel for travel on water
2: a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce [syn:
gravy boat, gravy holder, sauceboat]
v : ride in a boat on water