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houseboat

[hous-boht] /ˈhaʊsˌboʊt/
noun
1.
a flat-bottomed, bargelike boat fitted for use as a floating dwelling but not for rough water.
verb (used without object)
2.
to travel or live on a houseboat.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; house + boat
Related forms
houseboater, noun
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Examples for houseboat
  • Three others drowned, including two who tried to ride out the storm in a houseboat.
  • Any houseboat not in compliance with one or more of the criteria defining a navigable houseboat.
  • Nonnavigable houseboat means any houseboat not in compliance with one or more of the criteria defining a navigable houseboat.
  • Each houseboat is equipped with potable and non-potable water supplies.
  • The intersection will be closed to houseboat traffic.
  • The houseboat is used for environmental education and research purposes.
  • It's having a negative effect on houseboat vacations.
British Dictionary definitions for houseboat

houseboat

/ˈhaʊsˌbəʊt/
noun
1.
a stationary boat or barge used as a home
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Word Origin and History for houseboat
n.

1790, from house (n.) + boat (n.).

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