A small boat
holding two or three persons and operated by pedal
ling, suitable for calm
bodies of water
such as pond
s in park
s. For example, on the Serpentine
in Hyde Park
, in London.
The traditional cry to recall such things after their hour's hire is "Come in, number nine, your time is up".
-- "We've only got eight boats."
-- "Number six, are you in trouble?"