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[speed-boht] /ˈspidˌboʊt/
a motorboat designed for high speeds.
Origin of speedboat
1910-15; speed boat + -ing1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The speedboat slowed down, turned in a wide and heeling circle, and ranged up alongside the launch at the gangway.

  • He dropped them at the speedboat with a plea to be careful, then headed back to the office.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • They disclosed this when Miss Mines brought the speedboat down.

    The Star Hyacinths James H. Schmitz
  • As they made their way back to the speedboat, Rick spoke his thoughts aloud.

  • And folks say that when his employer is out of town, he rides around in that speedboat like a king.

British Dictionary definitions for speedboat


a high-speed motorboat having either an inboard or outboard motor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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