York boat

noun(sometimes lowercase)Canadian.
  1. 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

Words Nearby York boat

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How to use York boat in a sentence

  • A gaunt, flat-bottomed York boat came suddenly round the bend in mid-stream.

    Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
  • The York boat was then shouldered off the rocks by main force, and all got under way again.

  • "Stiffy and Mawoolie's York boat come to-day," said Musq'oosis conversationally.

    The Huntress | Hulbert Footner
  • The preparations to secure the York boat against the threatening storm were highly characteristic of her hit-or-miss crew.

    Two on the Trail | Hulbert Footner
  • But one does not wave his hand to a York boat which is not yet in sight.

    Murder Point | Coningsby Dawson