from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A barge designed and equipped for use as a dwelling or cruiser.
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- n. a vessel, such as a barge, used as a dwelling
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a covered boat used as a dwelling.
- n. a barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boat fitted up as a house, and commonly more or less resembling one in form and arrangements, for permanent or temporary habitation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling
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Lodging on a houseboat is a storied tradition in Kashmir, dating back to the mid-19th century, at the height of the British Raj.
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She had a houseboat, which is Chen's houseboat the big junk in PRECIOUS DRAGON is a real boat, of the same name, and was dating a cop in the HK vice squad.
Second, once the British discovered that the houseboat was a nest of spies, they would quickly figure out that Kernel had been concealing the facts and protecting the agents.
Recently the captain had been calling the houseboat girls by their first names, as he was with them so constantly in their trouble.
Naturally the houseboat was a little distance from the secret channel.
Flossie seemed to think the most wonderful part of the houseboat was the kitchen and the stove.
The houseboat was a large one, and to make the trip more pleasant, the boys invited two ladies to go along, Mrs. Stanhope and Mrs. Laning.
By the time they had managed to crawl to the shore through the mud, the houseboat was a good distance out into the stream.
Donna Schaivone calls the houseboat her "home away from home."