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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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I may have turned a bit green on the way back with the rear end of the air boat sliding this way and that, but I regained my shore legs within a few minutes of returning to dry land.
We take an air boat ride at Boggy Creek, about 40 minutes drive away, and see golden eagles high in the tree tops - it's too cold to spot any alligators as they're lurking at the bottom of the lake.
Water rescue equipment - a fan-powered air boat, Jet Skis, Styrofoam floats - jams one side of the four-door garage next to the rescue team's van.
Businessman Kieran has brought in a "air boat" from America where it was used in Florida to skim across the Everglades.
That was a sentiment Capt Scott Powell of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources kept hearing as he tried to evacuate people by air boat.
This marshy bog land off the beaten track can be explored with air boat rides which whisk you through the creek in search of alligators.
"Ironically, I think the boat is really a moderate air boat. The strongest conditions are probably between 12 and 18 knots, basically the windspeeds at which most modern boats won't get planing or surfing downwind." says Tom.
On June 25, 1996, during an air boat training session near the Alamo River, which flows into southern California's Salton Sea, Assistant Refuge Manager Chad Karges and I first noticed the young, downy pelicans.
Search team members traveled by air boat from the forward command post to the crash site.
It was for those nonnavigable rivers that Steve Bennett, president of Great Plains Air, Boys Town, Neb., designed a new low draft air boat.
The phones, some new and some that have just begun shipping, include the Violin Phone, Jeans Phone, Air Boat Phone and Crystal Neon Phone.
He and his crew operate two Ford Minnesota Warner invert rigs mounted on 4-wheel drive trucks and an air boat. The second air boat has a conventional sprayer that will soon be converted to an invert system.