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

Definition of powerboat

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powerboater \ ˈpau̇(-​ə)r-​ˌbō-​tər How to pronounce powerboat (audio) \ noun
powerboating \ ˈpau̇(-​ə)r-​ˌbō-​tiŋ How to pronounce powerboat (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 Can the Lightning trailer a large and heavy powerboat up and down a hilly two-lane at Texas speeds? Dan Neil, WSJ, 12 May 2022 Head with a guide (from $120 a person) on a small powerboat into mangrove forests filled with manatees, crocodiles, giant iguanas, and toucans. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 7 May 2022 Kayak tournaments are based on the length of bass caught, measured, photographed and released immediately, rather than on weight of fish carried to a central weigh-in spot like most powerboat bass tournaments. Frank Sargeant, al, 21 Nov. 2021 What was the reaction to the design of the RaceBird powerboat? Rachel Ingram, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Adventures tour, guests operate their own powerboat, cruising across the San Juan Bay for sightseeing along the coast. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 29 Sep. 2021 Alejandro Agag and Rodi Basso recently announced plans to hold the world’s first electric powerboat racing championship in 2023. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 8 June 2021 In June 2018 Winnebago purchased premium powerboat maker Chris-Craft Corp. for an undisclosed amount that got Winnebago into the marine market. Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, 20 July 2021 This task was accomplished in the necessary rush and soon all hands were back in the powerboat. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 26 June 2021 See More

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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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“Powerboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powerboat. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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