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

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  • houseboat — UK [ˈhaʊsˌbəʊt] / US [ˈhaʊsˌboʊt] noun [countable] Word forms houseboat : singular houseboat plural houseboats a boat that someone lives in as their home …   English dictionary

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