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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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24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As boat owners begin the annual task of winterizing and dry docking their boats for the season, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that watercraft theft continues to drop.
The 2014 SeaA[degrees]Doo Spark is an entryA[degrees]level watercraft that is fun, accessible, lightweight, easyA[degrees]toA[degrees]ride and most importantly affordable, a press release said.
Summary: The DoT has set a clear and easy personal watercraft (Jet Ski) registration process through which owners visit the Unified Centre in the Mina area to complete the inspection of their craft, followed by filling out a registration application by owners or representatives (with Power of Attorney).
Due to modularity and the current operational tempo, the command and control of army watercraft and terminal operating units have been negatively impacted:
Additionally, agents assisting their affluent boating clients who navigate the risks associated with owning watercraft, need to keep in mind several insurance guidelines to reduce their exposures and protect their assets.
8), you learned that many manatees die each year because of human-related activities, such as collisions with watercraft or crushing by canal locks.
SPENCER - Police said a 17-year-old whose personal watercraft landed on the deck of a pontoon boat on Stiles Reservoir yesterday was fortunate not to have been more seriously injured.
PALMDALE - The Antelope Valley Auto Center will add a motorcycle and watercraft store to its lineup in early 2005.
He or she needs to hold or have held an approved certification in lifeguard training or swim instruction (such as Water Safety Instruction [WSI] or AUSTSWIM) or be an instructor or instructor trainer from a boating or watercraft organization or hold an equivalent certification.
But more, albeit less spectacular, damage to the environment--a "death from a thousands cuts"--may come from a much smaller source: recreational watercraft that put petroleum products, human and pet waste, trash, and potentially toxic metals into coastal waters, lakes, and rivers.
Personal watercraft (PWCs), including Jet Skis, have long been the scourge of environmentalists because of the high levels of noise, air and water pollution they generate.
He made some deft moves along the way, picking up some struggling companies and created a conglomerate of North Bay companies that ship recreational watercraft all over the world from their Progress Court factory.