[flat-bot-uh md]


(of boats) having a flat bottom.

Origin of flat-bottomed

First recorded in 1575–85
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Examples from the Web for flat-bottomed

Historical Examples of flat-bottomed

  • The troops were taken on shore in flat-bottomed boats, with muffled oars.

  • 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