motorboat

[ moh-ter-boht ]
/ ˈmoʊ tərˌboʊt /
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noun

a boat propelled by an inboard or outboard motor.

verb (used without object)

to travel in or operate a motorboat: to motorboat from Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard.

Nearby words

  1. motor-minded,
  2. motor-mouth,
  3. motorable,
  4. motorbicycle,
  5. motorbike,
  6. motorboating,
  7. motorbus,
  8. motorcade,
  9. motorcar,
  10. motorcoach

Origin of motorboat

First recorded in 1900–05; motor + boat

Related formsmo·tor·boat·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for motorboat

motorboat

/ (ˈməʊtəˌbəʊt) /

noun

any boat powered by a motor
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