water boatmanwater boatman
any of a family (Corixidae) of hemipterous water bugs that swim about in ponds and streams by vigorous movement of the fringed, oarlike hind legs
- Any of various aquatic hemipteran insects of the family Corixidae, having long oarlike hind legs used for swimming.
- A backswimmer.
(plural water boatmen)
- Any of various aquatic insects of the family Corixidae that have paddle-shaped hind legs used for swimming.