airboat

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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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This 33-horsepower fan boat is quieter than most other airboats, fuel-efficient, capable of 45 mph speeds and can accept many aftermarket duck-boat accessories.
In the fan boats project, volunteers attend a training session and are then provided with a class pack to spend the day making electric fan boats in their local schools.
When it came time to hunt, the fan boats ran full-tilt across the shallow salt flats of the Gulf coast, three teams of hunters all trying to fill their limits for redheads, gadwall and pintails.