• WordNet 3.6
    • v motorboat ride in a motorboat
    • n motorboat a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Breton, AL there is a law against riding down the street in a motorboat.
    • n motorboat A launch driven by an internal-combustion motor using a hydrocarbon such as gasolene, naphtha, kerosene, or alcohol as a source of fuel. See autoboat.
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In literature:

The motorboat we were going to leave at anchor in that wide shallow lake.
"Herland" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
Abbey maintained for his own pleasure a fast motorboat.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
For the man of milder tastes the motorboat will suffice or the mail steamer, which plies the waters of Lake Tahoe twice a week.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
President Hargreaves made them take him to the fleet in the other motorboat to see what he could do.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
What a change had come over the harbor since I had met that motorboat.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Then, as he watched, a long, low, white motorboat came into sight.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
A motorboat of some kind, but it didn't sound like a very powerful one.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Also, I want to know why that motorboat appearing on the scene and flashing a searchlight made the junk gang jump us.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
Every type of small watercraft, from a punt, through an electric motorboat, to a sloop, had docked.
"Thy Rocks and Rills" by Robert Ernest Gilbert
The motorboat was at rest and the machinery was stopped.
"Stranded in Arcady" by Francis Lynde
Above the fury of the storm could be heard the faint clatter of a motorboat engine.
"Guilt of the Brass Thieves" by Mildred A. Wirt
A saboteur just blew up one of the piers by ramming it with a motorboat!
"Saboteurs on the River" by Mildred A. Wirt
At the south end of Jenny Lake also, D. Kenneth Reimers maintains motorboat and rowboat service.
"Grand Teton [Wyoming] National Park" by United States Dept. of the Interior
Then we can push her out right into the wake of the motorboat.
"The Corner House Girls on Palm Island" by Grace Brooks Hill
Others of the Willowbend campers had rowboats for the season; and some even owned their own motorboats.
"The Corner House Girls Under Canvas" by Grace Brooks Hill
Jones engaged a motorboat and it was speeding seaward when the two pursuers arrived.
"The Million Dollar Mystery" by Harold MacGrath
Rex liked fast horses and speedy motorboats; he owned his own amphibian and was an excellent pilot.
"The Deserted Yacht" by Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
Then we'll get in my motorboat and ride over to see this Mr.
"Missing at Marshlands" by Cleo Garis
A smart-looking motorboat tugging at its chain completed the scene.
"Fighting Byng" by A. Stone
As Dan dropped an empty pop bottle overboard, he noticed a mahogany motorboat almost directly opposite the island.
"Dan Carter and the River Camp" by Mildred A. Wirt

In news:

Motorboats, canoes and kayaks are available for rent.
In August, Scouts took on Lake Altus in canoes and motorboats during a two night camping trip.
Explore by motorboat or zip on a Jet Ski.
IntelligentBoatCare, LLC, RELEASES TWO PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE SOFTWARE PROGRAMS, A Shipshape Motorboat AND A ShipShape Sailboat, for the Mac and PC.
From Manaus, the Amazon Lodge is a five-hour trip by ferry, bus and motorboat.
And let's not forget that he is adept with a sailboat or motorboat and is licensed in Germany as a barge skipper.
The man had been on a motorboat in the river, but it is unclear how he came to be in the water or who was operating the boat .
FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique – It turns out that a motorboat reported missing in the eastern Caribbean wasn't missing after all.
I'm not gonna lie I would motorboat her in a heartbeat if I had the chance.
Many Pennsylvanians don't realize that their purchase of fishing and boating equipment and motorboat fuel directly supports aquatic resources.
Seven people were pulled from the chilly surf at the mouth of Tomales Bay on Sunday after a 25-foot motorboat capsized, leaving two children trapped inside the cabin of the sinking craft.
The Energy Ministry this week ordered all vehicle owners, including those with tractors and motorboats, to register at their nearest filling stations within 10 days.
Less than one month after a devastating riverboat accident on the Volga River, an overloaded motorboat crashes into a barge in the heart of Moscow.
A new dad completely confounds his adorable newborn by making motorboat sounds with his mouth.
A new dad totally entertains his beautiful newborn baby girl by making motorboat sounds with his mouth.

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