vaporetto

vaporetto

[vap-uh-ret-oh; Italian vah-paw-ret-taw]
noun, plural vaporettos Italian, vaporetti [vah-paw-ret-tee] .
a motorboat used as a passenger bus along a canal in Venice, Italy.

Origin:
1945–50; < Italian, equivalent to vapor(e) steamboat + -etto -et

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vaporetto (ˌveɪpəˈrɛtəʊ, Italian vapoˈrɛtto)
 
n , pl -ti, -tos
a steam-powered passenger boat, as used on the canals in Venice
 
[Italian, from vapore a steamboat]

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