Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or practice of rowing or sailing a boat, especially as a means of exercise or amusement.
  • noun Transportation by boats.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun water travel for pleasure

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  • Hi this is Victor Cruz...

    sport fishing

    September 24, 2010

  • Is there a list of punishments?

    A punishment of capital offenders, by laying them on the back in a covered boat, where they are left to perish.

    February 16, 2016