pow·​er·​boat ˈpau̇(-ə)r-ˌbōt How to pronounce powerboat (audio)
powerboater noun
powerboating adjective

Examples of powerboat in a Sentence

his friend had a powerboat and took them out waterskiing
Recent Examples on the Web Built by the city for powerboat races, the stadium quickly became the site of a wide variety of public gatherings and musical and artistic performances that took place on a converted barge lashed to the grandstand. Andres Viglucci, Miami Herald, 14 Apr. 2024 He was fined once for powerboat speeding in a manatee zone, and once for pirating cable television signals. Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2024 This year’s event will include limited-class powerboats, a car show and a festival on Crown Point Shores that will include live music, other aquatic events and a cornhole tournament. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Apr. 2024 Vision Marine's commitment to eco-friendly electric powerboats is reshaping the recreational boating experience, offering higher speeds, longer ranges, and smoother rides than traditional internal combustion engine boats. Kansas City Star, 3 Apr. 2024 Miami Marine Stadium Built in 1963, the Miami Marine Stadium was the first stadium built specifically for viewing powerboat races. Priscilla Blossom, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The platform connects you directly with private boat owners and offers you a wide range of choices from sailboats, catamarans, powerboats, yachts, and houseboats. Mariette Williams, Essence, 12 Sep. 2023 That top speed is bettered only by the yard’s 43-foot Swan Shadow powerboat, which can hit a bonkers 55 knots all out. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 15 Sep. 2023 MasterCraft and rival powerboat maker Marine Products led the declines, with shares down 12% and 5%, respectively, in morning trading. Will Feuer, WSJ, 30 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of powerboat was in 1830

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“Powerboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powerboat. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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