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motorboating

[moh-ter-boh-ting] /ˈmoʊ tərˌboʊ tɪŋ/
noun
1.
the recreational activity of operating or traveling in a motorboat.
2.
a malfunction in audio equipment resulting in sounds like those produced by an outboard motor.
Origin of motorboating
1925-1930
1925-30; motorboat + -ing1

motorboat

[moh-ter-boht] /ˈmoʊ tərˌboʊt/
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
Related forms
motorboater, noun
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motorboat

/ˈməʊtəˌbəʊt/
noun
1.
any boat powered by a motor
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