The definition of a boatel is a ship at a pier which is used as a hotel.noun
An example of a boatel is a hotel where people sleep in cabins but the ship does not sail.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a ship moored at a pier or wharf and used as a hotel
- a hotel on a waterfront, with docks for use by boaters
Origin: boat + (hot)el
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