Steamboat vs Motorboat - What's the difference?

steamboat | motorboat |


As nouns the difference between steamboat and motorboat

is that steamboat is a boat or vessel propelled by steam power while motorboat is (nautical) any vessel driven by an engine (either inboard or outboard), but especially a small one.

As verbs the difference between steamboat and motorboat

is that steamboat is to travel by steamboat while motorboat is (slang) to place one's head between a woman's breasts and make the sound of a motorboat with one's lips whilst moving the head from side to side.

steamboat

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A boat or vessel propelled by steam power.
  • 1870' ''By and by the '''steamboat intruded. Then for fifteen or twenty years, these men continued to run their keelboats down-stream, and the steamers did all of the upstream business, the keelboatmen selling their boats in New Orleans, and returning home as deck passengers in the steamers.'' — Mark Twain, ''Life on the Mississippi , Chapter 3.

    Synonyms

    * steamer, steamship

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To travel by steamboat.
  • motorboat

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia motorboat) (en noun)
  • (nautical) Any vessel driven by an engine (either inboard or outboard), but especially a small one.
  • See also

    * powerboat * speedboat

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (slang) To place one's head between a woman's breasts and make the sound of a motorboat with one's lips whilst moving the head from side to side.