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flyboat

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

fly +‎ boat: compare Dutch vlieboot.

NounEdit

flyboat (plural flyboats)

  1. A large Dutch coasting vessel.
    Captain George Weymouth made a voyage of discovery to the northwest with two flyboats. — Purchas.
  2. A kind of passenger boat formerly used on canals.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.