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scow

[skou] /skaʊ/
noun
1.
any of various vessels having a flat-bottomed rectangular hull with sloping ends, built in various sizes with or without means of propulsion, as barges, punts, rowboats, or sailboats.
2.
Eastern U.S. a barge carrying bulk material in an open hold.
3.
an old or clumsy boat; hulk; tub.
verb (used with object)
4.
to transport by scow.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70, Americanism; < Dutch schouw ferryboat
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Examples for scow
  • The trouble begins when the husband decides to move the scow to a better location.
  • scow founded a plant that produced chrome pigments and iron oxide.
British Dictionary definitions for scow

scow

/skaʊ/
noun
1.
an unpowered barge used for freight; lighter
2.
(esp in the midwestern US) a sailing yacht with a flat bottom, designed to plane
Word Origin
C18: via Dutch schouw from Low German schalde, related to Old Saxon skaldan to push (a boat) into the sea
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Word Origin and History for scow
scow
"large flat-bottomed boat," 1780, from Du. schouw "a ferry boat, punt," from M.Du. scouwe, related to O.E. scaldan, O.S. scaldan "to push (a boat) from shore."
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Slang definitions & phrases for scow

scow

noun

A large truck (1940s+ Truckers)1

verb
  1. To kill; murder: overshoot or undershoot and scrag some scared civilian (1930+)
  2. To destroy or severely damage; ruin: The beet sugar people try to scrag the cane sugar people (1835+)
  3. To do the sex act with or to; screw, scrog: the middle-American hobby of scragging the random housewife at any opportunity (1970s+)

[fr earlier slang, ''hang by the neck'']


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