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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fer-ee-boht]
    • /ˈfɛr iˌboʊt/
    • /ˈferɪbəʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-ee-boht]
    • /ˈfɛr iˌboʊt/

Definitions of ferryboat word

  • noun ferryboat a boat used to transport passengers, vehicles, etc., across a river or the like. 1
  • noun ferryboat (nautical) A boat used to ferry passengers, vehicles, or goods across open water, especially one that runs to a regular schedule. 1
  • countable noun ferryboat A ferryboat is a boat used as a ferry. 0
  • noun ferryboat ferry (sense 7) 0

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Origin of ferryboat

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
First recorded in 1400-50, ferryboat is from the late Middle English word feryboot. See ferry, boat

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Parts of speech for Ferryboat


ferryboat popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ferryboat usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ferryboat

noun ferryboat

  • barge — A barge is a long, narrow boat with a flat bottom. Barges are used for carrying heavy loads, especially on canals.
  • packet — a small group or package of anything: a packet of letters.

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