A boat is defined as a vessel used to carry people or cargo on water, or a boat-shaped serving dish.(noun)
The definition of boat means to go on a floating vessel on the water.(verb)
An example of boat is to sail on a lake.
See boat in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME bot < OE bat (akin to Ger & Du boot) < IE base *bheid-, to split (in the sense “hollowed-out tree trunk”) > fission
See boat in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English bot
Origin: , from Old English bāt; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.
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