Definition of boat-wise in English:

boat-wise

adverb

  • 1In the manner or shape of a boat; like a boat.

  • 2With regard to boats.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in William Dampier (1651–1715), buccaneer and explorer. From boat + -wise.

Pronunciation

boat-wise

/ˈbəʊtwʌɪz/