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Definition of Houseboat

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boat on which people live
Houseboat Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. a barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling
(hypernym) barge, flatboat, hoy, lighter
Houseboat Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A houseboat (different from boathouse, which is a shed for storing boats) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Some houseboats are not motorized, because they are usually moored, kept stationary at a fixed point and often tethered to land to provide utilities. However, many are capable of operation under their own power. Float house is a Canadian and U.S. term for a house on a float (raft), a rough house may be called a shanty boat.

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