motorboat
noun Date: 1902 a boat propelled usually by an internal combustion engine • motorboater nounmotorboating noun

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  • motorboat — n. a boat propelled by an internal combustion engine driving propellers immersed in the water. Syn: powerboat. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • motorboat — ► NOUN ▪ a boat powered by a motor …   English terms dictionary

  • motorboat — [mōt′ərbōt΄] n. a boat propelled by an internal combustion engine or other kind of motor, esp. such a boat that is relatively small …   English World dictionary

  • motorboat — motorboater, n. /moh teuhr boht /, n. 1. a boat propelled by an inboard or outboard motor. v.i. 2. to travel in or operate a motorboat: to motorboat from Hyannis to Martha s Vineyard. [1900 05; MOTOR + BOAT] * * * Introduction also called… …   Universalium

  • Motorboat — Powerboat redirects here. For other uses, see Powerboat (disambiguation). A motorboat with an outboard motor A motorboat (or speedboat) is a boat which is powered by an engine. Some motorboats are fitted with inboard engines, others have an… …   Wikipedia

  • motorboat — UK [ˈməʊtə(r)ˌbəʊt] / US [ˈmoʊtərˌboʊt] noun [countable] Word forms motorboat : singular motorboat plural motorboats a small boat that has an engine …   English dictionary

  • motorboat — I noun a boat propelled by an internal combustion engine • Syn: ↑powerboat • Hypernyms: ↑boat • Hyponyms: ↑cabin cruiser, ↑cruiser, ↑pleas …   Useful english dictionary

  • motorboat — 1. noun Any vessel driven by an engine (either inboard or outboard), but especially a small one. 2. verb To place ones head between a womans breasts and make the sound of a motorboat with ones lips whilst moving the head from side to side …   Wiktionary

  • motorboat — [[t]mo͟ʊtə(r)boʊt[/t]] motorboats also motor boat N COUNT A motorboat is a boat that is driven by an engine …   English dictionary

  • motorboat — mo•tor•boat [[t]ˈmoʊ tərˌboʊt[/t]] n. 1) naut. a boat propelled by an inboard or outboard motor 2) naut. to travel in or operate a motorboat • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

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