flatboat

[ flat-boht ]
/ ˈflætˌboʊt /

noun

a large, flat-bottomed boat for use in shallow water, especially on rivers.

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Origin of flatboat

First recorded in 1650–60; flat1 + boat
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British Dictionary definitions for flatboat

flatboat

/ (ˈflætˌbəʊt) /

noun

any boat with a flat bottom, usually for transporting goods on a canal or river
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Word Origin and History for flatboat

flatboat


n.

1650s, from flat (adj.) + boat (n.).

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