Twin boat


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Twin boat (Naut) a vessel whose deck and upper works rest on two parallel hulls.
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In literature:

The post-boat lay in her old berth at the eastern jetty, her mainsail set and her twin giants spitting over the rail.
"The Riddle of the Sands" by Erskine Childers
The children all sat together in the bottom of the boat, but the twins and Koko were big enough to see over the sides.
"The Eskimo Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Perhaps it seems queer to you that they should go to market in a boat, but it didn't seem queer at all to the Twins.
"The Dutch Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
At the foot of the Cascades we board a twin boat, fitted up with equal taste and comfort.
"Oregon, Washington and Alaska; Sights and Scenes for the Tourist." by E. L. Lomax
We give several illustrations of a sea going twin screw torpedo boat lately built for the Italian government by Messrs. Yarrow & Co., of Poplar.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887" by Various
The boats were lowered, and the oarsmen were soon pulling sturdily between the tall twins.
"Nedra" by George Barr McCutcheon
The boat is twin-screw, and the principal dimensions are: Length 147 ft. 6 in., beam 14 ft. 6 in., by 4 ft. 9 in.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
When the Bobbsey twins were not ice-boating they were skating, or building snow forts or snow men.
"The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City" by Laura Lee Hope
After the ball game Bert and Nan took the smaller Bobbsey twins for a row in a boat.
"The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair" by Laura Lee Hope
Then the prow of the boat was turned to the south and they cut along at full speed toward Twin Lakes.
"Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes" by Stella M. Francis
But the "Twin Brothers," the sublime figure on the mast, the toiling figure in the boat, had "gone home together!
"Vesty of the Basins" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
And then he and his twin increased their strokes so that presently their boat was once more beside the other.
"The Rover Boys at Colby Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
And when the Twins reached the water's edge, she was already in the boat with Hawk-Eye.
"The Cave Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Not content with docking boats, the twin cities build them.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
They had three boats, one containing Jack and Fred, another the twins, and a third Gif and Spouter.
"The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck" by Edward Stratemeyer
At that instant her eye caught sight of an oar lying horizontally along the edge of the boat and wedged into it, but the twin oar was missing.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
In twin-screw boats there are two distinct engines, one for each propeller.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
These were "twin-boats," the two parallel hulls being connected by a "bridge" or deck common to both.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
The twin propellers connected to a motor within the boat were, however, in place.
"The Boy Aviators' Flight for a Fortune" by Wilbur Lawton
These boats were what are called twin-boats, each of them being two complete hulls united by a deck or bridge.
"Inventors" by Philip Gengembre Hubert

In news:

There had been plenty of previous amphibians , but they were clumsy flying boats or pontoon seaplanes with retractable wheels attached to single or twin floats.
Thirty years since Forest Lake last hosted Outboard Performance Craft races, the Twin City Power Boat Association (TCPBA) is bringing them back to Lakeside Memorial Park this Saturday and Sunday.
Captain Brian Smith of Big Bend Charters in Steinhatchee has a big boat, a 32 Twin Vee, and a lot of water to himself in the summer—about a 40-mile run to the grouper grounds.
Mercury Marine says its Joystick Piloting for Outboards will work on boats with twin, triple or quad Mercury Verado 250- and 300-hp outboards.
The Optimus 360 system simplifies the handling of twin-outboard boats.
The age-old argument among mariners concerning twin-engine versus single-screw boats has taken a new twist.
Driven by twin 150 hp Suzuki outboards the boat reached speeds of over 40 mph on initial trials.
Twin 150-horse-power four-strokes provide a splendid mix of acceleration and fuel economy, but the boat can run up to 600 horses.
The Fast Carriage Boat 2 (FCB2) is propelled by twin water jet engines making it faster than its predecessor and easier to manuever.
Fin-Tastic: A simple spring system enables twin fins beneath the bow of the Suntory to move up and down with the incoming waves and pull the boat forward.