A small stable shape in the game of life, like a tub with an extra cell on one corner.


Any of several variety of ridiculously large cars usually manufactured in the 70s or early 80s. Usually a boat is championed for it's ability to crash into things and come out with only a few scratches. Being on the recieving end of one of these monstrosities can be quite dangerous in today's medium sized cars. Of course, the main disadvantage (besides maiming others) is that large cars are notorious for being gas guzzlers.

A poker term used to describe a hand that contains three cards of the same rank (trips or three of a kind) and two additional cards of the same rank (a pair). The more common name for the hand is "full house".

BattleTech/MechWarrior jargon.

A "boat" 'Mech is a 'Mech that utilizes only one type of weapon - for example, a 'mech with only lasers.

This is a typical munchkin tactic in MW2 and MW3; It is somewhat harder in MechWarrior 4 because of the hardpoint system (most 'mechs must use different types of weapons). It is legal by rules, but somewhat against the spirit; Many players don't exactly like the thing done by other players, and won't engage in such things themselves, because variety in weapons is often a big advantage...

(Not to be confused with the naval vessels in the games.)

Boat (?), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. bat; akin to Icel. batr, Sw. b�x86;t, Dan. baad, D.& G. boot. Cf. Bateau.]


A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.

⇒ Different kinds of boats have different names; as, canoe, yawl, wherry, pinnace, punt, etc.


Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class; as, the Cunard boats.


A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.

Boat is much used either adjectively or in combination; as, boat builder or boatbuilder; boat building or boatbuilding; boat hook or boathook; boathouse; boat keeper or boatkeeper; boat load; boat race; boat racing; boat rowing; boat song; boatlike; boat-shaped.

Advice boat. See under Advice. -- Boat hook Naut., an iron hook with a point on the back, fixed to a long pole, to pull or push a boat, raft, log, etc. Totten. -- Boat rope, a rope for fastening a boat; -- usually called a painter. -- In the same boat, in the same situation or predicament. [Colloq.]

F. W. Newman.


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Boat (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boated; p. pr. & vb. n. Boating.]


To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.


To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.

To boat the oars. See under Oar.


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Boat, v. i.

To go or row in a boat.

I boated over, ran my craft aground. Tennyson.


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