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motorboating

[moh-ter-boh-ting]
noun
  1. the recreational activity of operating or traveling in a motorboat.
  2. a malfunction in audio equipment resulting in sounds like those produced by an outboard motor.
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Origin of motorboating

First recorded in 1925–30; motorboat + -ing1

motorboat

[moh-ter-boht]
noun
  1. a boat propelled by an inboard or outboard motor.
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verb (used without object)
  1. 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
Related formsmo·tor·boat·er, noun
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motorboat

noun
  1. any boat powered by a motor
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