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

Synonyms for powerboat


motorboat, speedboat, stinkpot [slang]

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Examples of powerboat in a Sentence

his friend had a powerboat and took them out waterskiing

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The tab for two, excluding transportation: $184 for a lake-view room at Lake Powell Resort, $50 for dinner at Big John’s Texas Barbeque and $400 for a half-day powerboat rental. Jay Jones, Los Angeles Times, "Have Lake Powell all to yourself on an off-season weekend trip," 5 Sep. 2019 The Eustis Marine Club started in 1953 as a powerboat organization and evolved into a sailing group, the Eustis Sailing Club, which held its first regatta on Lake Eustis in 1971. Jerry Fallstrom, orlandosentinel.com, "Eustis charts new identity through $16M sailing and conference center," 22 Aug. 2019 Hoping for big returns, the investors unknowingly bankrolled Kabra’s lavish lifestyle, including a pricey powerboat and payments for his debts, prosecutors have alleged. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Prosecutors: A 25-year-old man promised big returns for investors in his ‘angel fund’ but spent the money on himself," 8 Aug. 2019 Yes, Texas has a boating education requirement mandating that those born Sept. 1, 1993 and later pass a test before operating most powerboats and sailboats. Shannon Tompkins, ExpressNews.com, "On the water, be safe and be nice, too," 20 July 2019 The trip, which starts with a 30-minute powerboat ride and has a maximum of 12 guests per trip, is $89. Bonnie Gross, sun-sentinel.com, "Boat tours explore underwater Biscayne National Park," 20 June 2019 Shoreview’s Stephen Michael is in Evian, France, this weekend broadcasting the Grand Prix of France powerboat races. Charley Walters, Twin Cities, "Charley Walters: Future looks bright for Minnesota’s 3M Open," 6 July 2019 Authorities say groups paid for charters aboard a 40-foot powerboat during the 2017 and 2018 boating seasons. chicagotribune.com, "Michigan man charged after taking groups on illegal boat charters on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan," 2 July 2019 And sales of new powerboats, engines, trailers and accessories in Illinois are up to almost $460 million from the post-recession low of $250 million in 2009. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, "Where have the boats gone from Monroe Harbor, rest of Chicago lakefront?," 5 July 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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