Definition of vaporetto
vaporettiplay \ˌvä-pə-ˈre-tē\ also
: a motorboat serving as a canal bus in Venice, Italy
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From the Scuola, take the vaporetto to the Dorsoduro district and tour the church of San Sebastiano.
Most vaporetto lines shut down at night, though the painfully slow-moving N (night) line still operates.
Morning commuters are boarding a crosstown vaporetto.
Several tourists boarding the vaporetto bump their suitcases into her and almost knock her into the murky water.
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Origin and Etymology of vaporetto
borrowed from Italian, diminutive of vapore “steamboat,” short for battello a vapore, borrowed from French bateau à vapeur “steamboat”
First Known Use: 1926See Words from the same year
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