motorboating

[moh-ter-boh-ting]
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:
1925–30; motorboat + -ing1

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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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motorboating

The American Power Boat Association (APBA) offered another season of racing for all types of boats in 1993. The big Unlimited hydroplanes were again dominated by Chip Hanauer (see BIOGRAPHIES), who chalked up another stellar season driving Miss Budweiser to a national title and an unprecedented nine APBA Gold Cup victories. Finishing second in the national standings was Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, piloted by Mike Hanson, and Mark Tate in Winston Eagle followed.

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Motorboating, sailing and windsurfing are popular activities.
Some riparian landowners also used the reservoir for waterskiing and high-speed motorboating.
Various forms of boating such as kayaking and motorboating are also becoming increasingly popular.
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