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An inflatable flat-bottomed rubber dinghy, typically motorized.
- ‘A meeting of all interested parties yesterday said it was possible to build a road and a slipway for rubber ducks, jetskis and sailboards alongside the pier on the beach.’
- ‘Four of us were fishing from a rubber duck about eight kilometres off Hamburg and we saw this ship and remarked that it was quite close to shore.’
- ‘Within half an hour the river went from maximum to a mere 20 metres wide and 50 cm deep and it was racing out so fast that even motorised rubber ducks couldn't come upriver.’
- ‘They had a rubber duck on the water within minutes, but it took more than half-an-hour and exceptional seamanship to reach the Du Toits.’
- ‘Skiboaters, rubber ducks, even paddle skiers used to anchor nearby and haul out good sized black steenbras among other reef fish found around the pinnacle.’
- ‘We arrived midday and, while getting our bearings around the cottage, noticed a rubber duck about seven metres long operating eastward, towards Sardinia Bay.’
- ‘‘There she is, waving at the camera,’ he said as shots were shown of people in a rubber duck bouncing down a turbulent river.’
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