speedboat

noun

speed·​boat ˈspēd-ˌbōt How to pronounce speedboat (audio)
: a fast launch or motorboat
speedboating noun

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Example Sentences

speedboats leaving wakes that cause damage to docked vessels and the shoreline
Recent Examples on the Web For his 30th birthday on June 21, 2012, Prince William reportedly enjoyed tubing with a speedboat with friends despite the chilly — and choppy — weather conditions. Nicole Briese, PEOPLE.com, 2 June 2022 Officials believe that two Bahamians were helping to smuggle the Haitians to the U.S. and that the vessel, a speedboat, was bound for Miami. Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News, 24 July 2022 On one patrol, Andriy Karpyna, 42, sat back and puffed on an electric cigarette as Serhiy Ushynskiy revved their speedboat down the wide, muddy Dnipro. Max Bearak, Washington Post, 12 June 2022 Built in 2010 by German company Luerssen Verwaltungs GmbH, the Pacific features an elevator, pool and smaller speedboat, and has room for 12 guests and 28 crew. Fortune, 3 June 2022 The ministry said troops returned fire, killing one of those aboard the speedboat. Andrea RodrÍguez, ajc, 28 June 2022 The ministry said troops returned fire, killing one of those aboard the speedboat. Fox News, 28 June 2022 From here, tourists take either a speedboat or a seaplane to their resort on the island of choice. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, 4 June 2022 Whereas a conventional speedboat’s displacement hull creates small waves that can causes erosion to shorelines, beaches or reefs, the Voyager will barely leave a trace on the water’s surface, according to the company. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 31 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of speedboat was in 1911

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“Speedboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speedboat. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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speedboat

noun
speed·​boat ˈspēd-ˌbōt How to pronounce speedboat (audio)
: a motorboat designed to go fast

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