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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
1860-65; after York, Manitoba, Canada, where it was originally built as a canoe by the Hudson's Bay Company Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Hours since all the badinage was silenced in the york-boat behind us.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • Trailing the scow is a york-boat carrying the treaty party and Mr. Harris.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron

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