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show·boat

 (shō′bōt′)
n.
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.

showboat

(ˈʃəʊˌbəʊt)
n
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
vb
(intr) to perform or behave in a showy and flamboyant way

show•boat

(ˈʃoʊˌboʊt)

n.
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.
[1865–70, Amer.]

showboat

A kind of floating theater that plied US inland waterways at the turn of the twentieth century stopping to give performances at various settlements.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.showboat - a river steamboat on which theatrical performances could be given (especially on the Mississippi River)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
Translations

showboat

[ˈʃəʊbəʊt]
A. Nbarco-teatro m
B. VIalardear, fardar (Sp) , vacilar (Sp)
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