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 (wô′tər-krăft′, wŏt′ər-)
1. Skill in boating, swimming, or other water-related sports.
a. A boat or ship.
b. (used with a pl. verb) Water vehicles considered as a group.


1. (Nautical Terms) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively
2. (Nautical Terms) skill in handling boats or in water sports


(ˈwɔ tərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˈwɒt ər-)

1. skill in boating and water sports.
2. a boat or ship.


Any vessel or craft designed specifically and only for movement on the surface of the water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.watercraft - skill in the management of boatswatercraft - skill in the management of boats  
craftsmanship, workmanship, craft - skill in an occupation or trade
2.watercraft - a craft designed for water transportationwatercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
anchor, ground tackle - a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
bareboat - a vessel (such as a yacht) that can be chartered without a captain or crew or provisions
bilge - where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom
bilge keel - either of two lengthwise fins attached along the outside of a ship's bilge; reduces rolling
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
fore, prow, bow, stem - front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
clench, clinch - a small slip noose made with seizing
craft - a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
fishing boat, fishing smack, fishing vessel - a vessel for fishing; often has a well to keep the catch alive
galley - (classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars
galley - a large medieval vessel with a single deck propelled by sails and oars with guns at stern and prow; a complement of 1,000 men; used mainly in the Mediterranean for war and trading
hull - the frame or body of ship
ice yacht, iceboat, scooter - a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame; suitable for traveling over ice
patrol boat, patrol ship - a vessel assigned to patrol an area
rudder - (nautical) steering mechanism consisting of a hinged vertical plate mounted at the stern of a vessel
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
shrimper - a vessel engaged in shrimping
strake, wale - thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
splashboard, washboard - protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side
weather ship - an oceangoing vessel equipped to make meteorological observations
racing yacht, yacht - an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing
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The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos, made a strong demarche today to his Turkish counterpart, regarding yesterdays incident involving the ramming of a Hellenic Coast Guard open sea vessel by a Turkish patrol boat.
They labored for two and a half months, producing the 16-meter long sea vessel and equipping it with various tools, used in pre-oil times by ancestors who had traveled to remote countries for trade and dived at sea for collecting pearls, braving various life-threatening dangers.
Acting Director General of Customs of Jeddah Islamic Port Saad Al-Bagmi said that a private car aboard a sea vessel approached the customs desk at the entrance gate of the port for routine customs check.
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The disappearance of the Arctic Sea vessel baffled maritime authorities for a fortnight.
The pilots went through numerous simulations to examine turning circles, berthing, maximum vessel sizes and the number of tugs needed to bring in deep sea vessel, carrying large containers.
Police charged him with being drunk in charge of a sea vessel and he was appearing at Skegness Magistrates' Court.
The cave entrance was reinforced with stone ship-anchors, stone blocks, cedar beams from a sea vessel, and mud bricks.
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