• WordNet 3.6
    • n iceboat a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame; suitable for traveling over ice
    • n iceboat a ship with a reinforced bow to break up ice and keep channels open for navigation
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n iceboat A strong boat, propelled by steam, used to break a channel through ice.
    • n iceboat A triangular or boat-shaped frame mounted on runners, and fitted with a mast, sails, etc., for sailing on ice. Two of the runners are placed at the ends of a runner-plank extending across the frame at the point of its greatest beam, and the third is carried on a pivot at the stern and serves as a rudder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Iceboat a boat used for forcing a passage through or being dragged over ice
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. is; Ger. eis, Ice., Dan. is.


In literature:

A huge iceboat, under full sail, came tearing down the canal, almost paralyzing Ben with the thought of instant destruction.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
When the two iceboats swung about, the one Bobbins manned got away at once and swiftly passed down the lake.
"Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island" by Alice Emerson
Fred Century had had a new iceboat built at Cedarville.
"The Mystery at Putnam Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
Glorious days on skates and iceboats followed, when the outdoor girls went to a winter camp.
"The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View" by Laura Lee Hope
Jack Winters' Iceboat Wonder; or, Leading the Hockey Team to Victory.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
And what's to hinder some of us from using our iceboats part of the way?
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
The iceboat did not move an inch.
"Ghost Beyond the Gate" by Mildred A. Wirt
Surprised at the hail, the three boys rolled from the iceboat, looking expectantly at the fellows hastening toward them.
"Harry Watson's High School Days" by Frank V. Webster
It combined the principles of an aircraft with runners of the familiar iceboat.
"The Girls of Central High on the Stage" by Gertrude W. Morrison

In news:

"Hoping for a Strong Wind and a Hard Freeze" was the wish of the Navesink River ice boaters filmed by Thomas Edison between 1901 and 1904, a wish that remains true for today's Navesink iceboaters.
Sailing Faster than the Wind The Romance of Iceboat Sailing and Racing" "Past and Present East and West by Greg Strand and Dan Clapp.