pleasure craft

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pleasure craft a large motorboat that has a cabin and plumbing and other conveniences necessary for living on board
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Usage

In literature:

It was a small yacht, and her practised eye at once told that it belonged to the highest aristocracy of pleasure craft.
"The Grand Babylon Hotel" by Arnold Bennett
Some pleasure-craft, like enough.
"Uncle William" by Jennette Lee
And they call this a pleasure craft!
"Alias The Lone Wolf" by Louis Joseph Vance
Richardson's novels fed the taste for the pleasures of weeping sensibility, and garden-craft fell under its sway.
"The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times" by Alfred Biese
He put the remaining oar into the lock and pushed the governor's pleasure craft down stream, smiling as he did so.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
No pleasure-boats or craft of any sort put out from Silverstrand that afternoon.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
She was but faintly lighted, and would pass for some pleasure craft just coming home.
"The Stolen Singer" by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
Few pleasure-craft call at Constantinople.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
Very slowly his own craft drew nearer, for it had all but lost its headway, until it was close to the fleet of pleasure boats.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
Its shipping consists of pleasure craft.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
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In news:

The Farley brothers, who started building pleasure crafts in 1915, are long gone to their happy fishing spot.
The USNS Rappahannock, a fuel resupply ship, fired on what the officials called a "small, white pleasure craft.".
When late in the spring of 1940 people of southeastern England flocked across the Channel in their pleasure craft and fishing boats to evacuate soldiers trapped on Dunkirk beaches, euphoria swept Britain.
A boat from Coast Guard Station Cape May rendezvoused with the pleasure craft and discovered the keys still in the ignition with the engine in the down position with the throttle forward.
Whether you are a pleasure seeking road rider or circuit specialist, Akrapovic can provide six combinations of hand-crafted exhausts to suit your needs.
Fishing boats and pleasure crafts are seen docked at Constitution Dock in Hobart August 28, 2011 REUTERS/Martin Passingham.
In May, it finally reopened to pleasure craft.
Baldwin's sales focus is glass products for the marine market, including high volume standard bent windshields for pleasure craft and low volume-custom applications in the yacht market.
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