noun (plural bateaux /ˈbatəʊz/)
A light flat-bottomed riverboat used in Canada.
- In addition to revealing the lives of black schooner and lightermen, Cecelski discusses canal building, bateaux boating, rafting, levee work, and various kinds of fishing.
- Cajun boaters invented a flatboat called the bateau, to pass through shallow swamps.
- As night fell, the wind began to howl and snow and sleet battered the bateaux wherein Washington's amphibious force sat, prepared to fight.
Early 18th century: French, 'boat'.
Words that rhyme with bateauchateau, gateau, gelato, plateau
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