Johnboat meaning

jŏn'bōt'
A small flatbottom boat with square ends, paddled or poled on shallow waterways.
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A flat-bottomed boat with square ends, used on inland waters as for fishing.
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A flat-bottomed boat with a very shallow draft, whose bow and stern are both squared off.

Eddie liked to take his johnboat into the shallow, reedy, sandbars that the out-of-town fishermen, with their big, expensive, fiberglass bassboats, couldn't reach.

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Origin of johnboat

Probably from the name John