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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter-kraft, -krahft, wot-er-]
    • /ˈwɔ tərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˈwɒt ər-/
    • /ˈwɔːtəkrɑːft/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter-kraft, -krahft, wot-er-]
    • /ˈwɔ tərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˈwɒt ər-/

Definitions of watercraft word

  • noun plural watercraft skill in boating and water sports. 1
  • noun plural watercraft any boat or ship. 1
  • noun plural watercraft boats and ships collectively. 1
  • noun watercraft A boat or other vessel that travels on water. 1
  • noun watercraft vessel: ship, boat, etc. 1
  • noun watercraft a boat or ship or such vessels collectively 0

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Origin of watercraft

First appearance:

before 1560
One of the 32% oldest English words
First recorded in 1560-70; water + craft

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Parts of speech for Watercraft


watercraft popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for watercraft

noun watercraft

  • aircraft — An aircraft is a vehicle which can fly, for example an aeroplane or a helicopter.
  • airplane — An airplane is a vehicle with wings and one or more engines that enable it to fly through the air.
  • barge — A barge is a long, narrow boat with a flat bottom. Barges are used for carrying heavy loads, especially on canals.
  • boat — A boat is something in which people can travel across water.
  • plane — plane tree.

Antonyms for watercraft

noun watercraft

  • avocation — Your avocation is a job or activity that you do because you are interested in it, rather than to earn your living.
  • entertainment — The action of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment.
  • honesty — the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness.
  • openness — not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate: to leave the windows open at night.
  • recreation — the act of creating anew.

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