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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flatbottom boat powered by an airplane propeller projecting above the stern and used in swamps or shallow waters.

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  • noun A flat-bottomed boat driven by an in-air propeller and used in shallow water.

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Examples

  • Bluher said collecting samples from the airboat was a highlight of the trip.

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  • As is a ride in an airboat, which is great fun and a unique ex ...

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  • The exceptions to that are mostly a joke -- a rich lawyer once bragged to me about his gator hunt -- he basically went on an airboat ride & watched his guide get him a trophy.

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  • She sells the meat to restaurants, sells the skins, and soon she has enough money for an airboat.

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  • After Coleman, a well-known conservationist, died in an airboat accident in 2003, Taylor kept on building.

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  • I walked around the jaunty French Quarter, took an awesome airboat ride on the bayou and indulged myself in the free jazz festival on the RiverWalk.

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  • The exceptions to that are mostly a joke -- a rich lawyer once bragged to me about his gator hunt -- he basically went on an airboat ride & watched his guide get him a trophy.

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  • I walked around the jaunty French Quarter, took an awesome airboat ride on the bayou and indulged myself in the free jazz festival on the RiverWalk.

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  • Three teens whose boat motor died while they were duck hunting Sunday afternoon on the Detroit River were rescued from frigid weather by Grosse Ile firefighters who floated to them on a 600-horsepower airboat.

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  • Just last month I took an amazing airboat ride in the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, just 38 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico and saw alligators, fish, turtles, nutria, birds, Spanish moss, bald cypress (which can live to be 1,000 years old) and live oaks (that live hundreds of years, too).

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