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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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