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personal watercraft

1. A motorized recreational water vehicle normally ridden by straddling a seat.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Such water vehicles considered as a group.

per′sonal wa′tercraft

a jet-propelled boat or boats ridden like a motorcycle.
قارِب شَخْصي لِراكِبَيْن
vodní skútr
osobné motorové plavidlo
su motorsikleti


(ˈpəːsn) plural people (ˈpiːpl) ˈpersons noun
1. a human being. There's a person outside who wants to speak to you.
2. a person's body. He never carried money on his person (= with him; in his pockets etc).
ˈpersonal adjective
1. one's own. This is his personal opinion; The matter will have my personal attention.
2. private. This is a personal matter between him and me.
3. in person. The Prime Minister will make a personal appearance.
4. (making remarks which are) insulting, especially about a person's appearance etc. personal remarks; Don't be personal!
ˌpersoˈnalityplural persoˈnalities noun
1. a person's characteristics (of the mind, the emotions etc) as a whole. a likeable / forceful (= strong) personality.
2. strong, distinctive (usually attractive) character. She is not beautiful but she has a lot of personality.
3. a well-known person. a television personality; (also adjective) a personality cult (= very great, usually too great, admiration for a person, usually a political leader).
ˈpersonally adverb
1. in one's own opinion. Personally, I prefer the other.
2. doing something oneself, not having or letting someone else do it on one's behalf. He thanked me personally.
ˌpersonal comˈputer noun
(also PC) a small computer that can be used independently by an individual user for word-processing, games, e-mail, storage of information. etc.
personal pronoun
a pronoun which refers to the first, second or third persons. I am going; He hit her; She saw you.
ˌpersonal ˈstereo noun
(also Walkman®) a small (radio and) cassette player with headphones that enables the person wearing it to listen to music while walking etc.
ˌpersonal ˌwatercraft noun
a small boat for one or two people that is ridden like a motorcycle.
in person
personally; one's self, not represented by someone else. The Queen was there in person; I'd like to thank him in person.
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Encompassing the fun factor of Personal Water Craft (PWC), the go anywhere ability of the Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) with smooth, efficient ride and above all simplicity of use - key criterion which formed the design brief for c-fury a new breed of family sports boat.
Two of the chaps were American (Tom and Alan), the other was French (Gilles) and one and all were experts on their personal water craft.
A third man remained with the two other personal water craft and refused to be checked over by a paramedic
Neil Pattinson, of the Northumbria Police Marine Unit, said: "High-powered personal water craft are the latest phenomenon because anyone can go into a shop and buy one and you don't need a licence.
Conventional outboard motors and personal water craft may release as much as 30% of their fuel into the water unburned.
Surfers use personal water craft to ride to and from Nelscott Reef, about a half-mile off Lincoln City, for Sunday's competition.
One of the first tasks for the jet-skis, officially known as Personal Water Craft, will be to guard the River Tyne for next week's Labour conference in Gateshead.
The latest from Valspar is the Velocity series of metallic-effect gel coats that give a slick, shimmering look to personal water craft.
After years of doing nothing, the EPA set strict pollution limits for recreational vehicles (personal water craft, snowmobiles, etc.), which called into question the two-stroke's continued viability.
Arkansas Powersports carries all the major brands in ATVs, dirt bikes and personal water craft, including Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki and many others.
Department of Transport cameras have been installed at the South Perth personal water craft (PWC) freestyle area, Deepwater Point and Point Walter after the trial of CCTV at the Belmont water ski area.
There are also 3 sets of personal water craft (PWC) racks that can accommodate up to 54 skis.

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