- A cargo boat with a flat bottom for use in shallow water.More 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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