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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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Heavy Duty Airboat To Be Used By The Commission As A Workboat.
18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Injured service members donned earmuffs and boarded airboats to see Florida's waterways recently.
Tomorrow, after 100 years, a replica of the first airboat will take off from St Petersburg to fly to Tampa.
Thomas Benoist's airboat conducted the first flight, piloted by Tony Jannus.
The attacks aren't uncommon: a teenager lost part of his arm to an alligator in July, and an airboat captain lost a hand while feeding one in June.
I can still drive my airboat because the airboat is powered with the left.
What a find it was too as we soared above the Florida countryside in a hot air balloon; copiloted a private plane high above the lakes and the Disney parks; hurtled around the Cypress tree canopy on zip-lines; and witnessed alligators, turtles and the abundant birdlife first-hand from the comfort of a fan-driven airboat in Florida's Upper Everglades.
The fourth patient was taken by airboat then driven to Holmes for evaluation.
What a find it was too as we soared above the Florida countryside in a hot air balloon; co-piloted a private plane high above the lakes and the Disney parks; hurtled around the Cypress tree canopy on zip-lines; and witnessed alligators, turtles and the abundant bird life first-hand from the comfort of a fan-driven airboat in Florida's Upper Everglades.