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See also: boat lift
boatlift (plural boatlifts)
- The (often clandestine) transportation of a large number of people or amount of goods by boat, especially an exodus of people.
- (also boat lift) A mechanism for lifting boats from the water, or between water on different elevations.
- (transitive) To transport (a large exodus of people, etc.) by boat.