motorboat

noun mo·tor·boat \ -ˌbōt \
Updated on: 29 Mar 2018

Definition of motorboat

: a boat propelled usually by an internal combustion engine

motorboater

play \-ˌbō-tər\ noun

motorboating

play \-tiŋ\ noun

Examples of motorboat in a Sentence

  1. motorboats are banned on the lake because they are a hazard to swimmers

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First Known Use of motorboat

1890

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MOTORBOAT Defined for English Language Learners

motorboat

Definition of motorboat for English Language Learners

  • : a boat with a motor


MOTORBOAT Defined for Kids

motorboat

noun mo·tor·boat \ ˈmō-tər-ˌbōt \

Definition of motorboat for Students

: an often small boat driven by a motor


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