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Types of boat or ship

barge

noun

a long flat boat used on rivers and canals

boat

noun

a ship, especially one that carries passengers

bowser

noun

a small tanker for fuel or water

bulk carrier

noun

a ship that carries large amounts of a product

cabin cruiser

noun

a large private boat with an engine and space for people to sleep, eat etc

canal boat

noun

a long boat used on canals

canoe

noun

a long narrow boat that you push through the water using a paddle

carrier

noun

a vehicle or ship used for moving goods or people, especially soldiers

cockleshell

noun

a small light boat

coracle

noun

a small round boat made from animal skins

craft

noun

a boat or ship

cruise liner

noun

a cruise ship

cruiser

noun

a motor boat that is used for pleasure and is big enough to live on

cruise ship

noun

a large comfortable ship used for cruises

cutter

noun

a small fast ship

dhow

noun

an Arab ship with low sides and sails shaped like triangles

dinghy

noun

a rubber dinghy

dredger

noun

a boat with equipment for removing dirt and sand from the bottom of a river or lake

drifter

noun

a boat that has a net that floats next to it, used for catching fish

dugout

noun

a boat made by cutting out the inside of a log (=long piece of wood from a tree)

factory ship

noun

a large fishing boat that carries equipment to process and freeze fish that are caught

ferry

noun

a boat that makes short regular journeys between two or more places

flagship

noun

a large ship that leads a group of ships

four

noun

a narrow rowing boat for four people, used in a boat race

freighter

noun

a large ship or plane that carries goods

gondola

noun

a long narrow boat with curved ends that you move using a long pole. Gondolas are used on the canals in Venice.

houseboat

noun

a boat that someone lives in as their home

hovercraft

noun

a vehicle that can move over both land and water, raising itself above the surface by blowing air downwards

hydrofoil

noun

a boat with wing-shaped pieces fixed to the bottom that lift the boat onto the surface of the water as it starts to travel quickly

hydroplane

noun

a fast boat that travels on the surface of the water

icebreaker

noun

a ship that can break through floating ice

jetfoil

noun

a hydrofoil (=type of boat) that has a jet engine

Jet Ski

a very small fast boat for one or two people that you drive standing up

kayak

noun

a small covered canoe (=narrow boat with a point at each end) that you move with a single paddle that has two flat ends

landing craft

noun

a small boat used for carrying soldiers and equipment from a ship to the land

launch

noun

a large open boat with an engine

lifeboat

noun

a boat that goes to help people who have had an accident at sea

lifeboat

noun

a small boat kept on a ship for emergencies

life raft

noun

a small rubber boat used for saving people whose boat is sinking

lighter

noun

a low open boat used for moving goods to and from ships

lightship

noun

a small ship that stays in a particular place and uses a powerful light to show other ships where to go or to warn them of danger

liner

noun

a large passenger ship, especially one used for cruises or long-distance travel

motorboat

noun

a small boat that has an engine

narrow boat

noun

a long narrow low boat used for carrying things or people on a canal

oil tanker

noun

a large ship that carries oil

paddle boat

noun

a paddle steamer

paddle steamer

noun

a large boat that moves by using steam which pushes a set of paddles joined together in the shape of a large wheel

pedalo

noun

a very small boat that you move by pushing pedals with your feet

pleasure boat

noun

a large boat used for taking people on short journeys on lakes or rivers

powerboat

noun

a speedboat

punt

noun

a long flat boat with square ends that you move by pushing a long pole against the bottom of the river

raft

noun

a simple flat boat made by tying long pieces of wood together

raft

noun

a small light boat made of rubber or plastic

roll-on roll-off

adjective

a roll-on roll-off ship is one where vehicles drive on at one end and off at the other

rowing boat

noun

a small boat without an engine that you move using oars

rubber dinghy

noun

a small rubber boat that is filled with air to make it float

sampan

noun

a boat used in the Far East, with a flat bottom and a cover over part of the top

scull

noun

a small boat for one person that you move through the water by pulling on two long poles with flat ends. The poles are also called sculls.

shikara

noun

a houseboat

ship

noun

a very large boat used for carrying people or goods long distances

showboat

noun

a large boat with a theatre on it and actors who give performances at various towns along a river

skiff

noun

a small light boat with enough space for one person

smack

noun

a small boat used for fishing

speedboat

noun

a boat with a powerful motor that can go very fast

SS

abbreviation

steamship: used before the names of ships that do not belong to the navy

steamboat

noun

a large boat that moves by steam power

steamer

noun

a steamship

steamship

noun

a ship that moves by steam power

sub

noun

a submarine

submarine

noun

a ship that can travel both on the surface of the water and under water

supertanker

noun

a very large ship used for carrying oil or other liquids

tanker

noun

a large ship, truck, or plane that carries petrol or oil

tender

noun

a small boat used for carrying people or goods to larger boats in a port

trawler

noun

a boat used for fishing by pulling a large net through the water

tub

noun

an old boat that is in a bad condition and cannot move very fast

tug

noun

a small powerful boat used for pulling larger boats, especially in ports

tug boat

noun

a tug2 2

vessel

noun

a large boat or ship

whaler

noun

a large boat used for hunting whales

submersible

noun

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