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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.
The method I use to great effect, which has been adopted by the IMechE in its 'fan boats in schools' initiative, is to get pupils designing and making fun working models.
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.