pow·​er·​boat | \ ˈpau̇(-ə)r-ˌbōt How to pronounce powerboat (audio) \

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powerboater \ ˈpau̇(-​ə)r-​ˌbō-​tər How to pronounce powerboater (audio) \ noun
powerboating \ ˈpau̇(-​ə)r-​ˌbō-​tiŋ How to pronounce powerboating (audio) \ adjective

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Examples of powerboat in a Sentence

his friend had a powerboat and took them out waterskiing
Recent Examples on the Web From the yacht, a purring and glossy powerboat came up into the shallows. New York Times, "‘A Children’s Bible,’ by Lydia Millet: An Excerpt," 12 May 2020 Powerboaters running those backwaters where blind curves and narrow waters increase the chances of sudden encounters with kayaks or even other powerboats should be particularly watchful. Shannon Tompkins, ExpressNews.com, "On the water, be safe and be nice, too," 20 July 2019 His income also helped buy his family home and powerboat through all-cash deals. Mario Ariza, sun-sentinel.com, "Student, 24, helped steal $1.3 million to live flashy lifestyle," 10 Dec. 2019 Nationally, consumers purchased 276,000 new powerboats in 2018, an increase of 4 percent from 2017, the most sales in 11 years, according to the marine industry group. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Boat show billed as largest in Texas sailing into Houston this week," 11 June 2019 But this was his dream house, with a back porch six feet above the water and a dock for his powerboat reaching out beyond. Washington Post, "One city’s plan to combat climate change: Bulldoze homes, rebuild paradise," 26 Nov. 2019 The Globe’s Deanna Pan has a moving story on Sandra Tartaglino, a trailblazer in the sailing world who died Sunday after a powerboat plowed into her vessel Narragansett Bay. Dan Mcgowan, BostonGlobe.com, "Twin River just took a big hit in the stock market. Here’s why," 13 Aug. 2019 The collection encompasses the entire slate of American motorsports, from cars, motorcycles and off-road vehicles to powerboats and airplanes. Chris Thomas, Detroit Free Press, "Ron Watson, founding president of Motorsports Hall of Fame, dies at 72," 29 Oct. 2019 Buzzi, a 10-time world powerboat champion, had been racing for over 40 years. Fox News, "Italian champion speedboat racer, 2 crew members killed near Venice trying to break record," 18 Sep. 2019

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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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27 May 2020

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“Powerboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powerboat. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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