boat·​build·​er ˈbōt-ˌbil-dər How to pronounce boatbuilder (audio)
: one that builds boats
boatbuilding noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Though today, Swedish electric boatbuilder X Shore is hoping to change that with a 21-foot boat the company claims is about one third the price of other electric vessels hitting the water. Gemma Harris, Robb Report, 1 Sep. 2022 The British boatbuilder discontinued the Superhawk line in 2009, so the 55 marks its return in a more luxurious, accommodations-friendly and decidedly less go-fast form. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 12 Jan. 2023 Arnoux Ames, a respected boatbuilder, and his wife, Falon, who edits a local newspaper, have three sons. Dan Cryer, Star Tribune, 5 Mar. 2021 The two-seater was the creation of passionate engineer, designer, Monte Carlo Rally winner, pilot and one-time runabout boatbuilder, Sir Donald Healey, who died in 1988 at the age of 89. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 25 Nov. 2022 The first beneficiaries of Oregon’s enterprise zone program included a plastics factory in St. Helens, a small lumber company in The Dalles, a firearms manufacturer in Myrtle Point and a boatbuilder near Roseburg. oregonlive, 8 Sep. 2022 The Turkish yard’s new KRCM 110 series, which was penned in partnership with boatbuilder Marti Yat, comprises a trio of decidedly stylish trawlers known as T-Rex, Exuma Explorer and Rhino III. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 31 Aug. 2022 The use of epoxy laminated iroko (African teak) forms an integral part of boatbuilder Dream Ship Victory’s vision to successfully bring laminated wood into modern shipbuilding. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 22 Oct. 2021 The limited-edition watercraft is a civilian version of the French boatbuilder’s Iguana Pro, designed to spirit special forces on to beaches or up launch ramps. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 3 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1679, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boatbuilder was in 1679

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“Boatbuilder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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