- a motorboat designed for high speeds.
Origin of speedboat
1910–15; speed boat + -ing1
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Examples from the Web for speedboat
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The speedboat has not been identified, something the British defense ministry stressed when asked about the encounter.Shocking Gulf Firefight Caught on Tape
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India, as the residents of Mumbai know all too well, is only an hour or two away by speedboat.A New Threat from Pakistan
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They disclosed this when Miss Mines brought the speedboat down.The Star Hyacinths
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He dropped them at the speedboat with a plea to be careful, then headed back to the office.Smugglers' Reef
The speedboat was there, and so was the Scuba cart, but the rowboat wasn't.
As they made their way back to the speedboat, Rick spoke his thoughts aloud.
She laughed at the thought of a speedboat on their tiny lake.A Ticket to Adventure
Roy J. Snell
- a high-speed motorboat having either an inboard or outboard motor
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