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  • n. the activity of going out onto a body of water in a boat
  • n. In Persia, a punishment of capital offenders, by laying them on the back in a covered boat, where they are left to perish.
  • v. Present participle of boat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or practice of rowing or sailing, esp. as an amusement; carriage in boats.
  • n. In Persia, a punishment of capital offenders, by laying them on the back in a covered boat, where they are left to perish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or practice of rowing or sailing a boat, especially as a means of exercise or amusement.
  • n. Transportation by boats.
  • n. A punishment in ancient Persia, consisting in fastening an offender on his back in a boat and leaving him to perish or be eaten by vermin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. water travel for pleasure

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