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houseboat

[ hous-boht ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌboʊt /
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noun
a flat-bottomed, bargelike boat fitted for use as a floating dwelling but not for rough water.
verb (used without object)
to travel or live on a houseboat.
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Origin of houseboat

First recorded in 1780–90; house + boat

OTHER WORDS FROM houseboat

houseboater, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for houseboat

houseboat
/ (ˈhaʊsˌbəʊt) /

noun
a stationary boat or barge used as a home
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