• (America) IPA: /ˈfɛɹiˌboʊt/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈfɛɹiˌbəʊt/

ferryboat (plural ferryboats)

  1. (nautical) A boat used to ferry passengers, vehicles, or goods across open water, especially one that runs to a regular schedule
    • 1893, James Wells Goodwin, Peyton Boyle, Robert Desty, The Federal reporter, Vol. 54, page 206 ↗
      He insists that it is practically undisputed that, when the ferryboat crossed the bow of the tug to make her slip, she crossed at a distance of at least 300 feet away
    • 1940, LIFE, Sep 2, 1940, page 59 ↗
      The ferryboat "Argentina" rides toward Golden Gate, her ocean-going prow slicing the waves.
    • 1983, Mary Stiles Kline, George Albert Bayless, Ferryboats: a legend on Puget Sound, link ↗
      It was on this vessel that the founder of the second largest ferryboat company on Puget Sound...

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