(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. See ship.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. vessel, bark, sailboat, yacht, steamboat, craft, watercraft, bottom, hulk; see also ship .
Types of small boats include: rowboat, shell, scull, kayak, dugout, canoe, scow, jolly boat, raft, pinnace, launch, cockboat, motorboat, shallop, dory, Johnboat, galiot, catboat, tartan, sharp, pulk, hydrofoil, speedboat, sunfish, yawl, iceboat, sloop, cutter, ketch, schooner, gig, lifeboat, tugboat, barge, cockleshell, wherry, punt, outrigger, dinghy, pontoon, bateau, pirogue, racer, hydroplane, catamaran, trimaran, skiff, umiak, gondola, proa, longboat, coracle, war canoe, clam boat, Baltimore buckeye, settee, bombard, flatboat, junk, collapsible boat, sponson, sharpie, ferry, houseboat, river boat, canal boat.
in the same boat*,
Syn. in the same situation, in the same predicament, on the same footing, in the same fix*; see equal .
miss the boat*,
Syn. miss, fall short, neglect, blow it*; see fail 1 .
rock the boat*,
Syn. upset, disturb, disrupt, make waves*; see confuse .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
vessel, watercraft, tub, ship, motorboat, sailboat, jet ski.
air-propelled: airboat
double-hulled sailboat: catamaran
emergency vessel: lifeboat
fishing: trawler, dragger, longliner, dogger, smack, whaler, sportfisherman
flat-bottomed carrier: barge, scow
flat-bottomed, pole-propelled: punt, ark
flat-bottomed vessel used in construction on water: pontoon
gondolier’s song: barcarole
house on water: houseboat
Italian: gondola, vaporetto
log, hollowed out: dugout, pirogue
motorboat, small: runabout
narrow-hulled racing boat rowed by as many as eight: shell
narrow, racing boat rowed by one, two or four rowers: scull
old: hulk
Oriental, flat-bottomed river and coast boat: sampan, junk
pleasure cruiser: cabin cruiser, yacht
race/event: regatta
racing boat: cigarette boat, hydrofoil
rowboat: canoe, kayak, dinghy, shell, dory, gig, skiff, umiak (eskimo)
service craft: tender
shuttle of passengers, freight: ferry
steam-propelled: paddle steamer, steamboat
triple-hulled sailboat: trimaran

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