Definition of boat work in English:

boat work

noun

  • 1Work undertaken on board or using a boat; specifically (a) the manning of the boats of a large ship; (b) angling done in a boat rather than on the shore or bank.

  • 2The construction, maintenance, or repair of a boat or boats.

Origin

Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From boat + work.

Pronunciation

boat work

/ˈbəʊtwəːk/