- to travel in or operate a motorboat: to motorboat from Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard.
Origin of motorboat
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Examples from the Web for motor-boat
On the south side of the pier a man had just tied up a motor-boat.Within the Law
I'll get in my motor-boat and take a run over to Waterfield to see Mr. Damon.Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout
We could take you and your aunt in one of the rowboats, and have the motor-boat tow it.Dave Porter At Bear Camp
You have money of your own and a motor-boat is not a bad investment.
For there was no craft tied to the string-piece, where he had fastened his motor-boat.
- any boat powered by a motor
Word Origin and History for motor-boat
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