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boat people

pl.n.
Refugees, usually political ones, who attempt to flee from their native country to other countries by boat.

boat people

pl n
refugees, esp from Vietnam in the late 1970s, who leave by boat hoping to be picked up by ships of another country

boat′ peo`ple


n.pl.
refugees who have fled a country by boat, usu. without sufficient provisions.
[1975–80]
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boat people

nboat people mpl
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If the boat is not anchored, the boat man should help you by moving the boat away from the structure.
Born in Parkgate in 1912, Fred later became a boat man at Hoylake Sailing Club and joined the lifeboat crew in 1932, becoming assistant mechanic in 1939.
Upon arrival at the tomb, the tourists asked the boat man to leave them there for a while and pick them up later.
After a while, when the boat man went back to pick them up from the tomb, he found all the five men lying dead in a pool of blood.
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Ray Fothergill was the top boat man and the winning club was the Alan Carr Fishing Friends from Gateshead - winning the Seaham Town Council Cup with an average weight of 6lb 8oz per angler.
A merciful journey: recollections of a World War II petrol boat man.
The fishermen woke and left before dawn, but Boat Man woke when the women woke--when he heard the usual questions shouted from shack to shack and the chickens rush forward for their feed, and when he saw the boys and girls in their school uniforms walking away from the beach.
But modern political correctness means that the club can no longer advertise for a boat man.