One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bridge formed by mooring boats side by side across a river.
- ‘It's where Xerxes built a bridge of boats and marched across an army to invade Greece.’
- ‘He lost contact with his base of supply when he crossed the Hudson dismantling the bridge of boats behind him.’
- ‘William II contemplated invading Ireland, allegedly toying with the idea of building a bridge of boats from Wales.’
- ‘A bridge of boats was constructed, linking Anglesey to the mainland, to provide another attack route.’
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