Definition of flatboat in English:

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flatboat

Pronunciation: /ˈflatbōt/

noun

A cargo boat with a flat bottom for use in shallow water.
Example sentences
  • Cajun boaters invented a flatboat called the bateau, to pass through shallow swamps.
  • By mid-century the rivers were thick with flatboats and keelboats.
  • Steamboat passengers were appalled at the wan, shivering families along the river, occasionally seen living on flatboats as they waited for flood waters to recede.

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Syllabification: flat·boat

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