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radeau

[ ruh-doh ]

noun

, plural ra·deaux [r, uh, -, doh, -, dohz].
  1. an armed scow, variously rigged, used as a floating battery during the American Revolution.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of radeau1

1750–60; < French: raft < Provençal radel < Vulgar Latin *ratellus, diminutive of Latin ratis raft

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Example Sentences

He therefore judged it necessary to build a brigantine, a radeau, and a sloop of 16 guns.

A raft called the Invincible Radeau, which carried nine twelve-pounders, led the army, and the Halifax sloop brought up the rear.

In this statement the radeau and gondola have not been included, because of their unmanageableness.

The radeau had six 24-pounders, six 12's, and two howitzers; the gondola, seven 9-pounders.

Then three vessels under sail, and one at anchor above Split Rock, and behind it the radeau, Thunderer.

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