Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the shape of a boat; navicular; cymbiform; hollow like a boat, as (in botany) the valves of some pericarps.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) See cymbiform.

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

  • adjective having a concave shape like a boat

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Examples

  • Chancery Lane (+44 (0)1308 426876, thestabledorset.co.uk)On a seafront esplanade below West Weares cliff, this curious boat-shaped cafe was custom-built to replace a run-down public toilet (there are still ladies and gents at either end) but don't let that put you off – the view of Chesil beach from Quiddles' rooftop sun terrace is one of the best on the Jurassic coast.

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  • I agree 100% with you, except to note that the above explanation is still just an empty phrase — given a boat-shaped rock and a rock-shaped rock (both of equal weight) the boat-shaped rock is more likely to float.

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  • Specifically, white boat-shaped 'Gandhi caps' are flying off the shelves.

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  • Common cuts are the baguette, which is long and thin like the French bread; brilliant, a fat cone shape that optimizes reflected light; and the boat-shaped marquise cut.

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  • The boat-shaped flatbreads (pides) are sometimes good, sometimes not.

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  • What had once been a dark speck was now a boat-shaped shadow skipping along in front of them.

    Unspeakable

  • The boat-shaped, pitalike loaves of samun were so hot they melted the flimsy plastic of the striped, lavender-and-white bags into which the baker was furiously stuffing the bread, ignoring my attempts at small talk about the wonderful fragrance of his freshly baked dough.

    Peace Meals

  • What had once been a dark speck was now a boat-shaped shadow skipping along in front of them.

    Unspeakable

  • The boat-shaped, pitalike loaves of samun were so hot they melted the flimsy plastic of the striped, lavender-and-white bags into which the baker was furiously stuffing the bread, ignoring my attempts at small talk about the wonderful fragrance of his freshly baked dough.

    Peace Meals

  • What had once been a dark speck was now a boat-shaped shadow skipping along in front of them.

    Unspeakable

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