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airboat

[′er‚bōt]
(aerospace engineering)
(naval architecture)
A shallow boat that is propelled by an airplane propeller and steered by an airplane rudder.
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In addition to providing medical and safety-related support, the fire department furnished and set up an air-conditioned tent system, constructed docks for safe passage for air boats and larger vessels, and acquired and distributed food and water (later facilitated by volunteers, including the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and private donors).
Air boats provided the only means of access to the crash site.
In winter, once the lake has frozen over, Christian Island is accessible by snowmobile, but during freeze-up and spring break-up the only link with the mainland is by five-passenger air boats.
For example, some people are using air boats to harvest wild rice now.
Forty-six boats are available for deployment on the river when conditions permit, and air boats are being used to help ferry workers to and from the shore to various cleanup sites where conventional motorboats cannot be used.
Friday, wind conditions permitting, DFG air boats will take media around Lower Jones Tract.