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1. A riverboat equipped with a theater, especially one that stops at towns along the river and offers performances.
2. One who seeks attention by ostentatious behavior; a showoff.
intr.v. show·boat·ed, show·boat·ing, show·boats
To show off.
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1. (Nautical Terms) a paddle-wheel river steamer with a theatre and a repertory company
2. (Theatre) a paddle-wheel river steamer with a theatre and a repertory company
(intr) to perform or behave in a showy and flamboyant way
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a boat, esp. a paddle-wheel steamer, used as a traveling theater.
2. a show-off.v.i.
3. to perform or behave flamboyantly.
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A kind of floating theater that plied US inland waterways at the turn of the twentieth century stopping to give performances at various settlements.
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|Noun||1.||showboat - a river steamboat on which theatrical performances could be given (especially on the Mississippi River)|
river boat - a boat used on rivers or to ply a river
steamboat - a boat propelled by a steam engine
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