Definition of flatboat in English:


Syllabification: flat·boat
Pronunciation: /ˈflatˌbōt


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