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narrow boat

noun
1.
a long narrow bargelike boat with a beam of 2.1 m (7 ft) or less, used on canals
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  • The steamer was a long and narrow boat, painted black, in the English fashion.

    Rollo in Holland Jacob Abbott
  • There figured also a long and narrow boat of Mehrikan devising, the Yankyd-Oodl.

    The Last American J. A. Mitchell
  • A light and narrow boat in which the fen-men pursue the flocks of wild-fowl.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Thirty powerful rowers were urging the long, narrow boat toward them.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • The long, narrow boat was lowered with half her crew in her.

  • I was warned, and found myself stepping into a narrow boat—a punt.

  • A narrow boat, now concealed from view by the dense growth of rushes, had brought her to the spot.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • By and bye—I saw a long, narrow boat shoot out from a cave not far off from me.

    Where Deep Seas Moan E. Gallienne-Robin
  • Also, a counterpoising log of wood, rigged out from the side of a narrow boat or canoe, to prevent it from being upset.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • After which they took their places in the long, narrow boat, for the run of seven miles down the river home.

    Fred Fenton on the Crew Allen Chapman

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