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flatboat

[flat-boht] /ˈflætˌboʊt/
noun
1.
a large, flat-bottomed boat for use in shallow water, especially on rivers.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; flat1 + boat
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  • Many early settlers who established these economic centers arrived by flatboat, raft or keelboat.
  • He traveled his circuit foot, horseback, flatboat and canoe.
  • They was animal shows but they had em on a boat, kind of a flatboat.
British Dictionary definitions for flatboat

flatboat

/ˈflætˌbəʊt/
noun
1.
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
n.

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

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