the recreational activity of operating or traveling in a motorboat.
a malfunction in audio equipment resulting in sounds like those produced by an outboard motor.

Origin of motorboating

First recorded in 1925–30; motorboat + -ing1




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.

Origin of motorboat

First recorded in 1900–05; motor + boat
Related formsmo·tor·boat·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for motorboating



any boat powered by a motor
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