vaporetto

[ vap-uh-ret-oh; Italian vah-paw-ret-taw ]
/ ˌvæp əˈrɛt oʊ; Italian ˌvɑ pɔˈrɛt tɔ /

noun, plural va·po·ret·tos, Italian va·po·ret·ti [vah-paw-ret-tee]. /ˌvɑ pɔˈrɛt ti/.

a motorboat used as a passenger bus along a canal in Venice, Italy.

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Origin of vaporetto

1945–50; <Italian, equivalent to vapor(e) steamboat + -etto-et
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Example sentences from the Web for vaporetto

  • He steered her to the little tram, and at the landing found her a shady place on the vaporetto.

    Ragna|Anna Miller Costantini

British Dictionary definitions for vaporetto

vaporetto
/ (ˌveɪpəˈrɛtəʊ, Italian vapoˈrɛtto) /

noun plural -ti (-tɪ, Italian -ti) or -tos

a steam-powered passenger boat, as used on the canals in Venice

Word Origin for vaporetto

Italian, from vapore a steamboat
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