Boats and ships
airboata light, flat-bottomed boat driven by a propeller revolving in the air aircraft carriera warship built with an extensive flat deck space for the launch and recovery of aircraft auxiliarya vessel such as a tug, hospital ship, etc, not used for combat bankerbargea boat allocated to a flag officer, used esp for ceremonial occasions and often carried on board his flagship barqueany boat, esp a small sailing vessel barquentine or barquantinebateaua light flat-bottomed boat used on rivers in Canada and the northern US bathyscaph, bathyscaphe, or bathyscapebattle cruiserbattleshipa heavily armoured warship of the largest type having many large-calibre guns Bermuda riga fore-and-aft sailing boat rig characterized by a tall mainsail (Bermudian mainsail) that tapers to a point boatelbrigantinebulk carrierbumboatany small boat used for ferrying supplies or goods for sale to a ship at anchor or at a mooring cabin cruisera power boat fitted with a cabin and comforts for pleasure cruising or racing canal boatcanoea light narrow open boat, propelled by one or more paddles caravel or carvelcarracka galleon sailed in the Mediterranean as a merchantman in the 15th and 16th centuries catamarana primitive raft made of logs lashed together catboatcaïquea long narrow light rowing skiff used on the Bosporus clippercoblea small single-masted flat-bottomed fishing boat cockboat or cockleboatany small boat cockleshellany small light boat coraclea small roundish boat made of waterproofed hides stretched over a wicker frame corvettea lightly armed escort warship crabbera boat used for crab-fishing cruisera pleasure boat, esp one that is power-driven and has a cabin cuttera sailing boat with its mast stepped further aft so as to have a larger foretriangle than that of a sloop destroyera small fast lightly armoured but heavily armed warship destroyer escorta lightly armed warship smaller than a destroyer, designed to escort fleets or convoys dhowdinghyany small boat, powered by sail, oars, or outboard motor doggerdorya flat-bottomed rowing boat with a high bow, stern, and sides dreadnought or dreadnaughta battleship armed with heavy guns of uniform calibre dredgerdriftera boat used for drift-net fishing dromond or dromonE-boat(in World War II) a fast German boat carrying guns and torpedoes factory shipa fishing boat that processes the fish that are caught faltboata collapsible boat made of waterproof material stretched over a light framework feluccaferrya legal right to charge for transporting passengers by boat fireboatfishing boata boat used for fishing flatboatany boat with a flat bottom, usually for transporting goods on a canal or river flotel or floatelan oil rig or boat used as accommodation for workers in offshore oilfields flyboatany small swift boat fore-and-afterfoyboata small rowing boat freighterfrigatea medium-sized square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries galleasgalleona large sailing ship having three or more masts, lateen-rigged on the after masts and square-rigged on the foremast and mainmast, used as a warship or trader from the 15th to the 18th centuries galleythe kitchen of a ship, boat, or aircraft giga long light rowing boat, used esp for racing gondolaa long narrow flat-bottomed boat with a high ornamented stem and a platform at the stern where an oarsman stands and propels the boat by sculling or punting: traditionally used on the canals of Venice gunboathookera commercial fishing boat using hooks and lines instead of nets houseboata stationary boat or barge used as a home hoya freight barge hydrofoilhydroplanea motorboat equipped with hydrofoils or with a shaped bottom that raises its hull out of the water at high speeds icebreakerice yacht or scooterIndiamanironclada large wooden 19th-century warship with armoured plating jet boatjolly boata small boat used as a utility tender for a vessel junkkayaka small light canoe-like boat used by Inuit people, consisting of a light frame covered with watertight animal skins keelboata river boat with a shallow draught and a keel, used for freight and moved by towing, punting, or rowing ketchlakerlanding craftlapstrake or lapstreaka clinker-built boat launcha motor driven boat used chiefly as a transport boat lifeboata boat, propelled by oars or a motor, used for rescuing people at sea, escaping from a sinking ship, etc lightshiplinerlongboatthe largest boat carried aboard a commercial sailing vessel longshipluggera small working boat rigged with a lugsail man-of-war or man o' wara warship maxia type of large racing yacht merchantmanminehunterminelayera warship or aircraft designed for the carrying and laying of mines minesweepermonitor(formerly) a small heavily armoured shallow-draught warship used for coastal assault monohullmotorboatany boat powered by a motor motor torpedo boata fast torpedo boat used by the navymultihullMYmotor yachtnarrow boata long narrow bargelike boat with a beam of 2.1 m (7 ft) or less, used on canals nuggara sailing boat used to carry cargo on the Nile outboarda boat fitted with an outboard motor outriggera framework for supporting a pontoon outside and parallel to the hull of a boat to provide stability oystermana boat used in gathering oysters packet boata boat that travels a regular route, as along a coast or on a river, carrying passengers, freight, and mail paddle steamerpinkpocket battleshipa small heavily armoured and armed battle cruiser specially built to conform with treaty limitations on tonnage and armament, esp any of those built by Germany in the 1930s polacre or polaccapowerboata boat propelled by an inboard or outboard motor proa or prauany of several kinds of canoe-like boats used in the South Pacific, esp one equipped with an outrigger and sails PT boatpatrol torpedo boat, the former US term for an MTB púcána traditional Connemara open sailing boat puntan open flat-bottomed boat with square ends, propelled by a pole quinqueremean ancient Roman galley with five banks of oars on each side raftrandana boat rowed by three people, in which the person in the middle uses two oars and the people fore and aft use one oar each revenue cuttera small lightly armed boat used to enforce customs regulations and catch smugglers rowboata small boat made to be rowed rowing boata small boat propelled by one or more pairs of oars sailing boat or (U.S. & Canad.) sailboata boat propelled chiefly by sail scowan unpowered barge used for freight; lighter schoonersculla single oar moved from side to side over the stern of a boat to propel it sealershallopa light boat used for rowing in shallow water shella very light narrow racing boat ship of the line(formerly) a warship large enough to fight in the first line of battle sidewheelera vessel, esp a river boat, propelled by two large paddle wheels, one on each side skiffany of various small boats propelled by oars, sail, or motor skipjackan American sloop used for oystering and as a yacht sloopspeedboata high-speed motorboat having either an inboard or outboard motor square-riggersteamboata boat powered by a steam-engine steamera boat or ship driven by steam-engines steamshipstern-wheelersubmarinesupertankera large fast tanker of more than 275 000 tons capacity surfboata boat with a high bow and stern and flotation chambers, equipped for use in rough surf swamp boata shallow-draught boat powered by an æroplane engine mounted on a raised structure for use in swamps tall shiptankertartantendera small boat, such as a dinghy, towed or carried by a yacht or ship three-deckertorpedo boat(formerly) a small high-speed warship designed to carry out torpedo attacks in coastal waters torpedo-boat destroyer(formerly) a large powerful high-speed torpedo boat designed to destroy enemy torpedo boats: a forerunner of the modern destroyer, from which the name is derived towboata boat used for pushing a barge or group of barges in inland waters trawlertrimarantriremea galley, developed by the ancient Greeks as a warship, with three banks of oars on each side troopshiptuba clumsy slow boat or ship tug or tugboata boat with a powerful engine, used for towing barges, ships, etc U-boata German submarine, esp in World Wars I and II umiak or oomiaka large open boat made of stretched skins, used by Inuit vaporettoa steam-powered passenger boat, as used on the canals in Venice vedetteVJwarshipweather shipwhalerwherryany of certain kinds of half-decked commercial boats, such as barges, used in Britain windjammerxebec, zebec, or zebeckyachtyawla ship's small boat, usually rowed by four or six oars ▷ See boat
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Word List of Boats and ships from the Collins English Word Lists