pow·er·boat | \ ˈpau̇(-ə)r-ˌbōt \

Definition of powerboat 

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powerboater \ˈpau̇(-ə)r-ˌbō-tər \ noun
powerboating \ˈpau̇(-ə)r-ˌbō-tiŋ \ adjective

Synonyms for powerboat


motorboat, speedboat

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Examples of powerboat in a Sentence

his friend had a powerboat and took them out waterskiing

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Another harbor tenant, Boat Rentals of American, can’t rent as many sailboats and powerboats, said assistant manager John Ratcliff. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sand buildup at Oceanside harbor beginning to cause problems for boats," 24 June 2018 The stretch from the Highway 70 landing in Grantsburg to the dam at St. Croix Falls is one of the most popular, and powerboats will even putter upriver in the slower and wider river impoundment north of the dam. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "12 places to camp along water in Wisconsin," 12 Apr. 2018 The antique, a 1937 wooden powerboat, was scratched up and its upholstery torn, according to the nonprofit. Johnny Diaz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Boats vandalized at Shake-A-Leg Miami non-profit," 6 July 2018 After two years spent rehabbing his 1937 Chris-Craft powerboat, John Beauregard had just applied his twelfth and final coat of gloss to the vessel last Friday. Rebecca Ellis, miamiherald, "Shake-A-Leg's fleet mysteriously vandalized in the dead of night," 5 July 2018 Data and alerts from the system will be sent to a control center set up for a special Zambian marine ranger unit, which will be able to dispatch powerboats to intercept poachers. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "We know you hate the Internet of Things, but it’s saving megafauna from poachers," 6 June 2018 There seldom is on Texas rivers such as the South Llano and dozens of other streams where powerboats have limited use and paddlecraft are the best and often the only means of access. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Catch the good times rolling on the rivers," 12 May 2018 The Kays used the cash for their personal benefit, including payments for home renovations, two new vehicles, a powerboat, jewelry, a pool party at their country club and credit card bills, prosecutors said. Allan Vought, The Aegis, "Ex-Harford resident gets six years in prison for taking bribes on Aberdeen Proving Ground contracts," 15 May 2018 There had been near misses with unidentified vessels on night sails, close calls with erratic powerboat owners in Ibiza and way too much rowing in a fuel-hungry dinghy. Kellie Pollock, CNN, "'Weathered but wiser' — Around-the-world sailors learn hard lessons," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of powerboat

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of powerboat was in 1830

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