Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large motorboat used for carrying passengers on rivers or canals.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of water bus.

Etymologies

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water +‎ bus

Examples

  • We spent our evenings at restaurants and pubs around the Solent, ranging from trendy to cosy – with some, like the Folly Inn on the Medina river, accessible only by sea (it runs a waterbus to bring those without their own keel up the river from Cowes) – perfecting our knot-tying skills on ropes spun out of paper napkins.

    Ruling the waves: flotilla holidays in Britain

  • Riding the interminably slow accelerato waterbus to the Venice Architecture Biennale gave me time to stare afresh at the rows of theatrical houses and palaces on parade along the banks of the Grand Canal.

    Venice Architecture Biennale: castles in the air

  • Next time I visit I will put a waterbus ticket in your mailbox.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • It seems that the first two rows of seats in each waterbus are to be reserved for the elderly, infirm and pregnant women.

    The Venetian Line

  • When we walked to the S. Alvise waterbus stop next morning, we had to trudge through snow or slush all the way.

    Veniceblog:

  • The Agency lifted 532,062 passengers in 128,092 trips on board the waterbus last year.

    AMEinfo.com Latest News

  • According to Hussein Al Saffar, Director of Operations and Maintenance Dep't at RTA Marine Agency, 16,894,461 persons were commuted in Dubai Emirate using various marine transport means, including waterbus, motorized Abra and oaring Abra, last year.

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  • In high season the resort runs boat trips to Venice, but at the end of May we had to organise our own excursion and with Angela's help caught a waterbus from Fusina, an unlovely industrial outskirt of Mestre, to the city at Zattere, where a waterside gelateria got our sightseeing day off to the perfect start.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Credit is due to the skill of the waterbus captains who manage to navigate through

    WN.com - Articles related to Cycling in Britain: five great waterways cycle routes

  • According to the Wikipedia online encyclopaedia, a ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and possibly their vehicles, on a relatively short-distance, regularly scheduled service whilst a foot-passenger ferry with many stops, such as in Venice, is called a waterbus.

    WN.com - Articles related to Cycling in Britain: five great waterways cycle routes

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