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vaporetto

[vap-uh-ret-oh; Italian vah-paw-ret-taw] /ˌvæp əˈrɛt oʊ; Italian ˌvɑ pɔˈrɛt tɔ/
noun, plural vaporettos Italian, vaporetti
[vah-paw-ret-tee] /ˌvɑ pɔˈrɛt ti/ (Show IPA)
1.
a motorboat used as a passenger bus along a canal in Venice, Italy.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; < Italian, equivalent to vapor(e) steamboat + -etto -et
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vaporetto

/ˌveɪpəˈrɛtəʊ; Italian vapoˈrɛtto/
noun (pl) -ti (-tɪ; Italian) (-ti), -tos
1.
a steam-powered passenger boat, as used on the canals in Venice
Word Origin
Italian, from vapore a steamboat
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