houseboat

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noun house·boat \ˈhau̇s-ˌbōt\

Definition of houseboat

  1. :  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

play \ˈhau̇s-ˌbō-tər\ noun

1772

First Known Use of houseboat

1772


HOUSEBOAT Defined for English Language Learners

houseboat

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noun house·boat \ˈhau̇s-ˌbōt\

Definition of houseboat for English Language Learners

  • : a boat that is also used as a house


HOUSEBOAT Defined for Kids

houseboat

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noun house·boat \ˈhau̇s-ˌbōt\

Definition of houseboat for Students

  1. :  a roomy pleasure boat fitted for use as a place to live



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