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York boat

noun, (sometimes lowercase) Canadian.
1.
a large rowboat or heavy canoe used for transporting supplies, especially by fur trappers in the Canadian Northwest.
Origin of York boat
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; after York, Manitoba, Canada, where it was originally built as a canoe by the Hudson's Bay Company
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  • But one does not wave his hand to a York boat which is not yet in sight.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson
  • With the imperturbable Justin at his side, he 'lay for' that York boat.

    Menotah Ernest G. Henham
  • The preparations to secure the York boat against the threatening storm were highly characteristic of her hit-or-miss crew.

    Two on the Trail

    Hulbert Footner
  • The York boat was then shouldered off the rocks by main force, and all got under way again.

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