Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A boat suitable for use on a river.

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  • n. A watercraft designed for operating on rivers.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Mab looked at Phillip Kincaid first, since the riverboat was his gin joint, giving him the courtesy of at least pretending to defer to him on his home turf.

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  • The building of the riverboat is a massive undertaking, especially on a world where violence and greed are as prevalent as on Earth.

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  • The riverboat was the home for the now-closed President Casino.

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  • Pinnacle said last fall it planned to replace the aging hull of the riverboat, which is due for a Coast Guard inspection in July.

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  • On the other hand, all the old movie theaters are gone, and there's now an ugly four-lane highway cutting off downtown from the Mississippi, not to mention a huge and hideous fake "riverboat" casino.

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  • The mayor proposes to dip into the "riverboat" fund an allocation of taxes collected by Harrison County each year and subsequently distributed to its city neighbor to the extent of $800,000.

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  • It's the same kind of legal fiction that states like Indiana use to permit gambling on "riverboat" casinos that are permanently docked on dry land.

    Signs of the Times

  • If gambling is your thing, the area boasts three "riverboat" casinos for your gaming pleasure.

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  • Swift Boat Sailors Association, "a group of veterans who manned" the kind of riverboat that Kerry commanded, "lots of enlisted men did the same."

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  • Supporters banked on French Lick's inland "riverboat" to bring a massive makeover of the once-thriving valley, which was hit hard by the loss of manufacturing plants in the past two decades.

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