boater vs boatman what difference

what is difference between boater and boatman

English

Etymology

From Middle English botere; equivalent to boat +‎ -er. The use of the term for a straw hat stems from the fact that straw hats were the preferred head covering during sunny boat trips on canals and rivers.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbəʊt.ə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈboʊ.tɚ/
  • (General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈbɐʉt.ɘ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊtə(r)

Noun

boater (plural boaters)

  1. (nautical) Someone who travels by boat.
  2. (nautical) One who works on a boat, especially as captain.
    Synonyms: boatman, boatsman
  3. A straw hat, very stiff, with a flat brim and crown.
    Synonyms: leghorn, basher, skimmer, Panama

Translations

Further reading

  • boater on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • borate, orbate, rebato


English

Etymology

From Middle English boteman, botman, bateman, equivalent to boat +‎ -man.

Noun

boatman (plural boatmen)

  1. A man in charge of a small boat.

Synonyms

  • boatsman, boater (traveller)

Translations


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