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Jet Ski

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Jet Ski is the brand name of a personal watercraft manufactured by Kawasaki.[1] It was the "first commercially successful" personal watercraft in America, having been released in 1972.[1] The term is sometimes used to refer to any type of personal watercraft.

Common noun

Though the proper noun "Jet Ski" is a registered trademark of Kawasaki, the common noun "jet ski" refers to small recreational watercraft.[2] The Oxford English Dictionary records the term in use in 1961 to describe the aquatic motorbike, and in 1948 to designate a jet-propelled aircraft equipped with skis.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Josephson, Paul R. (2007). Motorized Obsessions: Life, Liberty, and the Small-Bore Engine.  
  2. ^ Merriam Webster Dictionary http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jet%20ski. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  3. ^ Oxford English Dictionary (non-public access, login required) http://www.oed.com/?authRejection=true&url=%2Fsearch%3FsearchType%3Ddictionary%26q%3Djet%2520ski. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 

External links

  • Official website


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