Definition of Houseboat

1. Noun. A barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling.

Generic synonyms: Barge, Flatboat, Hoy, Lighter

Definition of Houseboat

1. Noun. (nautical) a vessel, such as a barge, used as a dwelling ¹

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Definition of Houseboat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Houseboat

house snake
house sparrow
house spider
house staff
house style
house styles
house surgeon
house trailer
house wall
house walls
house warming
house warmings
house wine
house wines
house wren
houseboat (current term)

Literary usage of Houseboat

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1. The Law Relating to Waters, Sea, Tidal, and Inland: Including Rights and by Henry John Wastell Coulson, Urquhart Atwell Forbes (1902)
"Every person applying to the Conservators for registration of a houseboat shall furnish to the Conservators in writing upon a form to be obtained at the ..."

2. The Spell of China by Archie Bell (1917)
"Perhaps Shanghai is the best city from which to embark upon the houseboat excursion, because the river there abounds in luxuriously appointed little craft ..."

3. America at the Front by Fullerton Leonard Waldo (1918)
"CHAPTER III A houseboat ON THE THAMES: AN INTERLUDE ON a quiet reach of the Thames my friend's houseboat is tethered to two posts—as if it never meant to go ..."

4. Our Summer in the Vale of Kashmir by Frederick Ward Denys (1915)
"The selection of the houseboat by no means concludes one's living arrangements, unless by chance he has selected one that is a combination of houseboat and ..."

5. Shooting in China by Thomas R. Jernigan (1908)
"houseboat-GUN-DOG. In the view that comfortable steamers are running on the principal waterways of China and travel by rail is annually more convenient, ..."

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