Definitions

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  • noun One who lives in a houseboat.

Etymologies

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houseboat +‎ -er

Examples

  • While it is charming to drop anchor every now and then in a snug, new harbour, where Nature, as she tucks you in with woodland green, has smiles and graces that you never saw before, yet the houseboater soon learns that each delightful, new-found pocket in the watery world means necessity for several other new-found things.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • Then too the houseboater is usually quite a landlubber after all; so that even if the boat is strong enough to meet an angry sea, the owner's stomach is not.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • While such a feature enables the houseboater to navigate very shallow waters (where often he finds his most charming retreats), yet it also enables the houseboat, under certain conditions of wind and tide, to go sidewise with all the blundering facility of a crab.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • But to the true houseboater there is a charm in it all.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • On the next morning, we exercised one of the most enjoyable prerogatives of the houseboater, one that belongs to him as to but few other travellers -- that of changing his mind and his destination.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • That word "harbour" comes to mean a good deal to the houseboater who attempts to make a cruiser of his unseaworthy, lubberly craft.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • DUI houseboater to face court AN ALDINGA man has been reported for driving a houseboat on the

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • "It's not about adding more homes," said Amalia Walton, a Lake Union houseboater and representative of the Floating Homes Association.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

  • But houseboater Walton said the community still needs a change in law, for future generations.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

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