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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boat  bug  \Boat"  bug`\  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  aquatic  hemipterous  insect  of  the  genus  {Notonecta};  --  so 
  called  from  swimming  on  its  back  which  gives  it  the 
  appearance  of  a  little  boat.  Called  also  {boat  fly},  {boat 
  insect},  {boatman},  and  {water  boatman}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boatman  \Boat"man\,  n.;  pl  {Boatmen}. 
  1.  A  man  who  manages  a  boat;  a  rower  of  a  boat. 
 
  As  late  the  boatman  hies  him  home.  --Percival. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  boat  bug.  See  {Boat  bug}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boatman 
  n  :  someone  who  drives  or  rides  in  a  boat  [syn:  {boater},  {waterman}] 




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