Definitions

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  • n. A ship, normally moored alongside a quay, used as a hotel

Etymologies

Blend of boat and hotel (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hockaday, an artist, conceived her "boatel" as a project for Flux Factory, a Queens-based art gallery.

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  • The ship Hermes on the Vltava river which serves as a boatel for homeless people, offering shelter for a symbolic 20 crowns, has announced that in the course of the coming days it will take in homeless people free of charge and increase its capacity to 250 beds.

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  • The authorities have urged people not to underestimate the risk and a boatel for the homeless on the Vltava river said it still had around 50 vacancies a night.

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  • Not possible, apparently, because it's "vintage." :-P

    July 31, 2008

  • It's a postcard... surely they could just put a fifty cent stamp on it, address it and mail it to you...

    July 31, 2008

  • Yep, my pals had the same arrangment with their speedboat. I was always glad I never owned one of the boats on the fourth (and top) shelf. Nerve-wracking watching them unshelve it.

    July 31, 2008

  • We kept our boat at a marina with a boatel -- but that referred to the giant shelves they stacked the boats on when they weren't in the water. When you wanted to use your boat, you called ahead and they put this monstrous forklift under your boat, lifted it off it's resting place on the shelf and placed it in the water! The boatel kept the bottom of your boat in good shape as it wasn't sitting in the water 24/7.

    July 31, 2008

  • Yes, it is. For a postcard!

    July 31, 2008

  • Shipping's $1.50.

    July 31, 2008

  • Oh, but imagine the shipping & handling....

    September 18, 2007

  • And I can buy it now for only $2.99! What a steal!!
    ....waitaminute....

    September 18, 2007

  • Why, yes.

    September 18, 2007

  • Do they sell these on eBay?

    September 17, 2007

  • Good grief.

    September 17, 2007

  • Not just a boat, not just a hotel...

    See here or here.

    September 17, 2007