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jon boat

or jon·boat also john boat or john·boat  (jŏn′bōt′)
n.
A small flatbottom boat with square ends, used on shallow waterways.

[Probably alteration (influenced by the name Jon) of joe boat, variant spelling of jow boat, perhaps from Scots jow, to move with a rocking motion, from Middle English jollen, to stagger, knock, variant of chollen, to strike, perhaps from chavel, chaule, cheek; see jowl1.]
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"I'll be sure to invite the president to ride out the next hurricane in a jon boat in Galveston Bay the next time one approaches."
Contract Awarded for 16ft jon boat with 25 elpt four stroke motor with trailer
Three of us rode in Maines' stout, 25-foot cabin cruiser, which towed an aluminum jon boat loaded with decoys.
Marilyn's love of boating began after her first date with Peter, when he took her fishing on his 10' jon boat. They both enjoyed being on the water and together were active members of the Clinton Flotilla of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
We quickly got dressed, grabbed our gear, and packed the flat-bottom jon boat that patiently awaited our arrival to start our first day's hunt.
The lake, only weeks post-thaw, rocked the boat hard into our tire fenders, and a few times we narrowly escaped with our hands bone-crushing blows as the aluminum jon boat slammed against the dock.
That evening when we returned from another session of searching for big cat tracks, Ray and I loaded his Jon boat in the truck with malicious intent.
A jon boat waits among the water lilies, restless as wind, a paddle in the bow, as though night were a current to be muscled through.
The fittest of duck rigs acknowledges this fact, whether it's a carefully chosen kayak, tricked-out jon boat or custom-built airboat.
The preferred method of removal is by the use of a Jon boat and the use rakes and nets to manually remove the algae and aquatic weeds from the lake.
My jon boat is equipped this way, but I often just tuck it in to cattail or bulrush beds to maximize cover.
Morrell hunts out of an 18-foot, aluminum jon boat. Gators hate noise, and any water hitting the sides of the boat ca ii ruin a hunt.