A boat used to ferry passengers, vehicles, or goods.(noun)
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Use "ferryboat" in a sentence
"The ferryboat is a round-bottomed, wobbly sampan, with a tiny cabin in the stern."
"Hellespont in a kind of ferryboat, he met Pompey's fleet sailing with"
"But these places are not dirtier than a railway smoking-car; and there is no more coarseness than in any ferryboat which is, for whatever reason, used by men only."