Meaning of johnboat in English:




North American
  • 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.’
    • ‘We rolled out in two green johnboats and were soon in warm sunshine along open, sweeping bends in the river.’
    • ‘I glanced at the three loose shotgun shells on the front seat and the flat-hulled, fatigue-green johnboat on the trailer.’