motorboat

[ moh-ter-boht ]
/ ˈmoʊ tərˌboʊt /

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.

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Origin of motorboat

First recorded in 1900–05; motor + boat

OTHER WORDS FROM motorboat

mo·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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