ferryboat ferryboat  /ˈfɛ ri ˌboʊt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule

Usage(s):

  1. A New York City ferryboat became a Mississippi stern-wheeler for a day tootling its way up the Hudson River to the infectious quicksteps of three Dixieland jazz bands.
  2. In April, three young men who had hijacked an aging ferryboat in Havana Bay were executed by firing squad.
  3. Still, it's probably safe to say the hijackers are Chechen sympathizers, as the ferryboat hijackers were in 1996.

News

  1. Historic parts of Sausalito's Charles Van Damme ferry get a reprieve, project on track

    Plans to turn remnants of the famed ferryboat the Charles Van Damme into an exhibit are still alive as backers have been able to mobilize support for the project.
    on August 20, 2013     Source: Marin Independent Journal

  2. Historic pages from the archives of the Staten Island Advance: June 15, 1918

    View full sizeAdvance File Photo JUNE 15, 1918 The remains of Charles Simonson, 490 Jewett avenue, who leaped from the municipal ferryboat Manhattan June 7, were found floating off the Merritt Wrecking Company's dock in Stapleton. Simonson had twice evaded the...
    on August 18, 2013     Source: Staten Island Advance

Quotes

  • "The Greek Cypriots have displayed an unbelievable reaction to the ferryboat trips between TRNC's Gazimagusa city and Syria. The Greek Cypriots are about to conduct a holy crusade against Syria," Talat stated.
    on Nov 16, 2007 By: Mehmet Ali Talat Source: New Anatolian

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