York boat

noun (sometimes lowercase) Canadian.

a large rowboat or heavy canoe used for transporting supplies, especially by fur trappers in the Canadian Northwest.

Origin of York boat

First recorded in 1860–65; after York, Manitoba, Canada, where it was originally built as a canoe by the Hudson's Bay Company
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Examples from the Web for york boat

  • Trailing the scow is a York-boat carrying the treaty party and Mr. Harris.

    The New North|Agnes Deans Cameron
  • Hours since all the badinage was silenced in the York-boat behind us.

    The New North|Agnes Deans Cameron