DUKW

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DUKW

 (dŭk)
n.
See duck4.

[From a sequence of codes used by General Motors Corporation : D, 1942 (first year of production) + U, utility truck, amphibious + K, front-wheel drive + W, tandem axle.]
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After it was thoroughly dark, Peter Boyelen came out in a crazy duck boat, the kind you can pick up and carry away under one arm.
Mom always worried about our safety and I knew nothing would make her happier than knowing her son used the money to purchase the duck boat of his dreams."
The MSHP is the states rapid response team for disasters in the state, such as last falls duck boat tragedy at Table Rock Lake or this winters recent snow storms.
The sinking of a tourist "duck boat" on Missouri's Table Rock Lake in July 2018 in which 17 people were killed was the subject of myriad news articles last year.
The deaths occurred after the duck boat, a refurbished amphibious vessel originally used by the military during World War II, sank during a storm in July.
The low profile is easily concealed in the sparsest of cover and will open up possibilities where a larger duck boat just won't hide effectively.
The waters of Table Rock Lake may have calmed since July 19, when a duck boat sank during a storm and killed 17 people aboard, but a new, legal tempest lies ahead.
The recent duck boat tragedy in Missouri in which at least 17 people were killed is sad.
A huge wave hit, scattering passengers on the vessel, known as a duck boat, into Table Rock Lake near Branson, Ms Coleman said.
Tia Coleman was one of just two relatives who survived when the "duck boat" vehicle capsized in a storm.
SEVENTEEN people have died after a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, killing at least 13 people in the tourist town of Branson.