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canotier

[kan-uh-tyey]
noun
  1. a fabric constructed in a twill weave, used in the manufacture of yachting clothes.
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Origin of canotier

< French: boatman, equivalent to canot open boat (earlier canoe < Spanish canoa canoe, conformed to the French suffix -ot) + -ier -ier2
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  • I know an Indian canotier who will ferry me across to Beauport, and say nothing.

    The Golden Dog

    William Kirby