Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A light, shallow-draft boat propelled by oars or a sail, and employed in duck-shooting.

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Examples

  • A moment later a light, flat duck-boat shot around the bend and drew up at the float.

    The Rules of the Game

  • He was resting on his oars, and the duck-boat drifted silently by the swaying brown reeds.

    The Rules of the Game

  • Mr. Kincaid lifted his punt-pole and allowed the duck-boat to be carried down wind to the other side of the pond.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

  • The crackling of the duck-boat through the reeds was answered by a roar like the breaking of a great wave.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

  • They stepped out on the float, and Mr. Kincaid thrust the duck-boat into the water.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

  • Twice the duck-boat approached so close as to alarm them into flight.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

  • When it was opened Bobby saw at first nothing but blackness and the flat board prow of a duck-boat that seemed to occupy all available space.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

  • But, though the wind blew a gale, the duck-boat was so snugly hidden that hardly a breath reached its occupants.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

  • The duck-boat was placed upon the bottom, while the light skiff of my companion rested upon a scaffolding above, made by lashing cross-bars to the stanchions of the wagon.

    Four Months in a Sneak-Box

  • The water had risen two feet and a half in ten hours, and the broad river was in places covered from shore to shore with drift stuff; which made my course a devious one, and the little duck-boat had many a narrow escape in my attempts to avoid the floating mass.

    Four Months in a Sneak-Box

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