what is difference between boater and boatman
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.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbəʊt.ə/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈboʊ.tɚ/
- (General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈbɐʉt.ɘ/
- Rhymes: -əʊtə(r)
boater (plural boaters)
- (nautical) Someone who travels by boat.
- (nautical) One who works on a boat, especially as captain.
- Synonyms: boatman, boatsman
- A straw hat, very stiff, with a flat brim and crown.
- Synonyms: leghorn, basher, skimmer, Panama
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- borate, orbate, rebato
From Middle English boteman, botman, bateman, equivalent to boat + -man.
boatman (plural boatmen)
- A man in charge of a small boat.
- boatsman, boater (traveller)