motorboat

[moh-ter-boht]
noun
1.
a boat propelled by an inboard or outboard motor.
verb (used without object)
2.
to travel in or operate a motorboat: to motorboat from Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard.

Origin:
1900–05; motor + boat

motorboater, noun
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motorboat (ˈməʊtəˌbəʊt)
 
n
any boat powered by a motor

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motorboat

a relatively small watercraft propelled by an internal-combustion or electric engine. Motorboats range in size from miniature craft designed to carry one person to seagoing vessels of 100 feet (30 m) or more. Most motorboats, however, have space for six passengers or fewer. Motorboats are used recreationally for traveling on water (cruising) and for the enjoyment of such sports as fishing, duck hunting, swimming, skin diving, and water skiing. In sport they are used for racing and in piloting and navigation contests.

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Example sentences
She ran down to the beach, where a motorboat awaited.
In the second week, he took some of his companions out to sea in a small
  motorboat.
The motorboat pulled away from the beach not long after dawn.
Every motorboat propelled by a motor on the waters of this state must be
  numbered and licensed as prescribed in this chapter.
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