noun see houseboat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • houseboat — houseboater, n. /hows boht /, n. 1. a flat bottomed, bargelike boat fitted for use as a floating dwelling but not for rough water. v.i. 2. to travel or live on a houseboat. [1780 90; HOUSE + BOAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • houseboat — noun Date: 1790 a boat fitted for use as a dwelling; especially a pleasure craft with a broad beam, a usually shallow draft, and a large superstructure resembling a house • houseboater noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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