(bəʊˈtɛl) or


1. a waterside hotel catering for boating people
2. a ship that functions as a hotel
[C20: from boat + (hot)el]
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a waterside hotel with dock space for persons who travel by boat.
[1955–60; b. boat and hotel]
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