Yacht vs Steamboat - What's the difference?

yacht | steamboat |


As nouns the difference between yacht and steamboat

is that yacht is now less common alternative spelling of jacht while steamboat is a boat or vessel propelled by steam power.

As a verb steamboat is

to travel by steamboat.

yacht

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A slick and light ship for making pleasure trips or racing on water, having sails but often motor-powered. At times used as a residence offshore on a dock.
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  • Any vessel used for private, noncommercial purposes.
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  • Derived terms

    {{der3, ice yacht , land yacht , motor yacht, motoryacht, MY , sailing yacht, steam yacht, SY , yacht club , yachter , yachting , yachtless , yachtsman}}

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To sail, voyage, or race in a yacht.
  • Anagrams

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    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.