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[flat-bot-uh md] /ˈflætˈbɒt əmd/
(of boats) having a flat bottom.
Origin of flat-bottomed
First recorded in 1575-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The troops were taken on shore in flat-bottomed boats, with muffled oars.

    The Land We Live In

    Henry Mann
  • He declared that he and Dow could build a flat-bottomed boat in three days.

  • She was flat-bottomed, flat-sided, flat-bowed, and flat-sterned.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • The flat-bottomed transports in which horses were embarked in the Crusades.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Underneath the water, they were simply like flat-bottomed scows.

    James B. Eads Louis How
  • If flat-bottomed tiles are used, the ditch is ready for them.

    Farm drainage Henry Flagg French
  • Their flat-bottomed boats were suitable to shallows and ebbing tides.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • The boat was a flat-bottomed affair, owned by an old fisherman of Caperton.

    An Undivided Union Oliver Optic
  • Three oars and some fishing-tackle lay in the flat-bottomed boat.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason
  • On the left is a caldron, flat-bottomed and with side rings.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young

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