Boat vs Shotgun - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between boat and shotgun

is that boat is a craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind while shotgun is (label) a gun which fires loads typically consisting of small metal balls, called shot, from a cartridge.

As verbs the difference between boat and shotgun

is that boat is to travel by boat while shotgun is (slang|smoking) to inhale from a pipe or other smoking device, followed shortly by an exhalation into someone else’s mouth.

As a adjective shotgun is

of or relating to a shotgun.

boat

English

(wikipedia boat)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind.
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  • (lb) A full house.
  • A vehicle, utensil, or dish somewhat resembling a boat in shape.
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  • (lb) One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.
  • The refugee boats arriving in Australian waters, and by extension, refugees generally.
  • Usage notes

    There is no explicit limit, but the word boat usually refers to a relatively small watercraft, smaller than a ship but larger than a dinghy.

    Synonyms

    * (craft on or in water) craft, ship, vessel

    Hyponyms

    (Terms denoting specific kinds of boat) * (A craft on or in water) ark, bangca, barge, canoe, catamaran, caravel, carrack, coracle, cruiser, cutter, dhow, dinghy, dory, dragon boat, Dutch barge, East Indiaman, felucca, ferry, ferryboat, fishing boat, flatboat, folding boat, galley, galleon, gig, go-fast boat, gondola, guardboat, gunboat, houseboat, hovercraft, hydrofoil, hydroplane, iceboat, inflatable boat, inflatable raft, jetboat, jetski, junk, , kayak, keelboat, ketch, lifeboat, log boat, longboat, luxemotor, mackinaw boat, mailboat, motorboat, motorsailer, narrowboat, Norfolk wherry, outrigger canoe, paddleboat, peniche, pinnace, policeboat, powerboat, raft, rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RIB), riverboat, rowboat, sailboat, schooner, scow, seaboat, sealship, Seiner, ship of the line, skiff, sloop, steamboat, submarine, surfboat, swan boat, tender, tjalk, trawler, trireme, trimaran, troller, tug, tugboat, U-boat, wangkang, water taxi, whaleboat, yacht, yawl

    Derived terms

    * boatable * boatage * boatbill * boatbuilder * boatel, botel * boater * boatful * boathook * boathouse * boatie * boating * boatless * boatlift * boatload * boatman, boatsman * boatmanship, boatsmanship * boatneck * boatslip * boatswain * boatswainbird * boattail * boatwoman * boatwright * boatyard * burn one's boats * float someone's boat * gravy boat * houseboat * in the same boat * longtail boat * miss the boat * narrowboat, narrow boat * push the boat out * rock the boat * speedboat * twist-boat * U-boat

    See also

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    References

    * Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To travel by boat.
  • To transport in a boat.
  • to boat goods
  • To place in a boat.
  • to boat oars

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    shotgun

    English

    Alternative forms

    * shot-gun

    Noun

  • (label) A gun which fires loads typically consisting of small metal balls, called shot, from a cartridge.
  • (slang) The front passenger seat in a vehicle, next to the driver; so called because the position of the shotgun-armed guard on a horse-drawn stage-coach, wagon train, or gold transport was next to the driver on a forward-mounted bench seat.
  • I call shotgun ! (I claim the right to sit in the passenger seat.)
  • (US) A one-story dwelling with no hallways or corridors, with the rooms arranged in a straight line. Mostly heard in the southern United States.
  • Elvis Presley was born in a two-bedroom shotgun in Tupelo, Mississippi.
  • (American football) A play formation in which the quarterback is a few feet behind the snapper when the ball is hiked, ideally allowing for an easier pass play.
  • Synonyms

    * (gun which fires loads of small metal balls) scattergun

    Derived terms

    * double-barrelled shotgun * ride shotgun * sawn-off shotgun / sawed-off shotgun * shotgun sequencing * shotgun shack * shotgun wedding * shotty

    Verb

    (shotgunn)
  • (slang, smoking) To inhale from a pipe or other smoking device, followed shortly by an exhalation into someone else’s mouth.
  • (informal) To verbally lay claim to (something)
  • I got a day off because I shotgunned it.
  • (baseball) To hit the ball directly back at the pitcher.
  • (US, slang) To rapidly drink a beverage from a can by making a hole in the bottom of the can, placing the hole above one's mouth, and opening the top.
  • Adjective

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  • Of or relating to a shotgun.
  • The ground was littered with shotgun shells.
  • Occurring as a result of the threat of force.
  • a shotgun wedding
  • Utilizing numerous or highly diverse means to achieve a particular result.
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