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Definition of Boatlike
1. resembling a boat [adj]
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Literary usage of Boatlike
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Harper's Aircraft Book: Why Aeroplanes Fly, how to Make Models, and All by Alpheus Hyatt Verrill (1913)
"... in other words, it is an aeroplane attached to a boatlike hull or to floats which skim over the surface of the water like the true hydroplane. ..."
2. The Story of the Fishes by George Robert Charles Herbert Pembroke, James Newton Baskett, George Henry Kingsley (1899)
"... more closely connected with their swimming well ; the tail is their great single paddle or skull-oar which pushes their boatlike bodies along, ..."
3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1892)
"la young infants and children the epididymis is quite a marked thing naturally. It may very fairly be described as boatlike. Often a very appreciable ..."
4. Textiles: A Handbook for the Student and the Consumer by Mary Schenck Woolman, Ellen Beers Mcgowan (1920)
"It was boatlike in shape, and had an eye in one end through which the thread from the bobbin came. As part of the warp was depressed the shuttle was thrown ..."
5. A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the by Frank Brinkley, Dairoku Kikuchi (1915)
"... side by side with stone [2 The stone sarcophagus was of considerable size and various'Shapes, forming an oblong ' box with a lid of a boatlike form. ..."
6. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1894)
"... ascended and complex boatlike machine, to the no small peril of the fabric and of the assembled thousands. church being treated of under different ..."