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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.
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1. (Nautical Terms) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively
2. (Nautical Terms) skill in handling boats or in water sports
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(ˈwɔ tərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˈwɒt ər-)

1. skill in boating and water sports.
2. a boat or ship.
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Any vessel or craft designed specifically and only for movement on the surface of the water.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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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In the end, besides the sore muscles, several cuts on my hands and feet, and a bruised pride from the ribbing I took from the peanut gallery ashore, I came away with a renewed sense of caution and respect for riding my personal watercraft. Maybe I should stick to flying a little while longer and put my "professional" WaveRunner-stunt career on hold.
According to Yamaha, the F350 meets the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) Personal Watercraft and Outboard marine engine 2008 exhaust emission standards and will be displayed at the Japan International Boat Show 2007 between March 15 and 19.
Core Molding Technologies is a compounder and molder of SMC and also uses RTM, spray-up, and hand lay-up to produce composites for cars, trucks, and personal watercraft. It has four plants in the U.S.
On Memorial Day weekend 2003, Scott and three of his friends borrowed four Sea-Doo personal watercraft (PWC) to ride around the lake, celebrating the end of the school year.
Generally speaking, Insurance Services Office (ISO) Commercial General Liability policies do not cover owned watercraft unless they are ashore on premises you own or rent.
A 25-YEAR-OLD was yesterday jailed for six months after he rode his personal watercraft at speed into another craft user causing him serious head injuries.
TNT is found at the sites of sunken warships, while polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are emitted from watercraft. The scientists, who presented their research at the 2005 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, see their discovery possibly playing a role in seafood safety, with marine seaweeds being planted around aquaculture beds to protect oysters, clams, and other bioaccumulators from contamination.
The Associated Press (AP) recently reported that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved new fuel standards that will reduce the amount of particulate matter (PM) emitted by locomotives and watercraft by approximately 25 percent.
As more rescuers use personal watercraft as part of their patrolling, the United States Lifesaving Association has put together a set of recognized national standards for equipment use and training in open water rescue situations.
Navy maintenance and modernization programs involving shipboard equipment and systems on all classes of ships and watercraft. Anteon is one of seven companies to be awarded a contract.
Watercraft users are being asked to register with the scheme as it is the only way they can get authorisation to use the beach to launch their craft.
The National Boat Unit, located in Spokane, Wash., is staffed by boating enthusiasts and marine experts trained to handle physical damage insurance claims for boats and other watercraft.