noun, plural ba·teaux [ba-tohz; French ba-toh]. /bæˈtoʊz; French baˈtoʊ/.
- Chiefly Canadian and Southern U.S.. a small, flat-bottomed rowboat used on rivers.
- a half-decked, sloop-rigged boat used for fishing on Chesapeake Bay; skipjack.
- (in some regions) a scow.
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These fairly swarmed with men loading and unloading ships and bateaux, and piling and unpiling goods.The Golden Dog|William Kirby
A large number of bateaux was constructed and launched upon the Don and also upon the Dnieper.The Empire of Russia|John S. C. Abbott
Bateaux after the fashion of the Hudson's Bay Company would not do for the new era.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
The opposite bank of the river was covered with parties of the enemy, and the bateaux could no longer be effectually protected.The Life of Admiral Viscount Exmouth|Edward Osler
Burgoyne took with him provisions for five weeks, which were loaded in bateaux and floated down the river as he advanced.Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777|Samuel Adams Drake