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A small flat-bottomed boat with square ends, used chiefly on inland waterways.
- ‘Fieldwork was planned to coincide with high tides, which allowed the johnboat to travel closer to the marsh edge and further up tributary creeks.’
- ‘I glanced at the three loose shotgun shells on the front seat and the flat-hulled, fatigue-green johnboat on the trailer.’
- ‘We rolled out in two green johnboats and were soon in warm sunshine along open, sweeping bends in the river.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.