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vaporetto

[vap-uh-ret-oh; Italian vah-paw-ret-taw]
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noun, plural va·po·ret·tos, Italian va·po·ret·ti [vah-paw-ret-tee] /ˌvɑ pɔˈrɛt ti/.
  1. 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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  • 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

noun plural -ti (-tɪ, Italian -ti) or -tos
  1. a steam-powered passenger boat, as used on the canals in Venice
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Word Origin

Italian, from vapore a steamboat
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