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Difference between Boathouse and Houseboat

boathousea small building or shed at the edge of a river or lake, in which boats are kept:

  • Canoes and kayaks are popular on the lake and can also be rented from the boathouse.


1. (U.S. also: float home) a boat roofed over and fitted up as a house for living in:

  • Living in a houseboat has its charm. The tranquility and view is unequivocal.

2. (U.S. diners) banana split (an ice cream–based dessert served with sliced bananas):

  • They learn to say “mats” for pancakes, and “houseboat” for banana split, for instance, in their diner adventure.