• WordNet 3.6
    • n surfboat a boat that can be launched or landed in heavy surf
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Surfboat (Naut) A boat intended for use in heavy surf. It is built with a pronounced sheer, and with a view to resist the shock of waves and of contact with the beach.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n surfboat A boat of a peculiarly strong and buoyant type, capable of passing safely through surf.
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In literature:

Our surfboat was overturned with thirteen aboard: 'leven of us was picked up by the other boat.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. XVII, No. 99, March, 1876" by Various
A keeper in the Orphan Asylum and five men in a surfboat did splendid work in saving seventy-five inmates of the asylum from drowning.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
The surfboat was, after some maneuvering, gotten in such a position under the lee of the steamer that a rope could be thrown aboard.
"Darry the Life Saver" by Frank V. Webster
There was a clutter of odds and ends of cargo that had been spilled from an upset surfboat the day before.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
Her iron deck was unpleasantly hot, and the negroes who crossed it between hatch and surfboat hopped.
"For Jacinta" by Harold Bindloss
We'll get the surfboat over, Mr.
"Long Odds" by Harold Bindloss

In news:

Fold-up Sailing & Surfboat Wins Design Prize.
Fold-up Sailing & Surfboat Wins Design Prize.