noun Date: 1653 a boat with a flat bottom and square ends used for transportation of bulky freight especially in shallow waters

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  • Flatboat — Flat boat , n. A boat with a flat bottom and square ends; used for the transportation of bulky freight, especially in shallow waters. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flatboat — (n.) 1650s, from FLAT (Cf. flat) (adj.) + BOAT (Cf. boat) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flatboat — [flat′bōt΄] n. a boat with a flat bottom, for carrying freight in shallow waters or on rivers …   English World dictionary

  • Flatboat — A Flatboat is a rectangular boat with a flat bottom and square ends used to transport freight and passengers on inland waterways. The flatboat could be any size but, essentially, it is a large, sturdy tub with a hull that displaces water and so… …   Wikipedia

  • flatboat — a boat with a flat bottom used on calm waters such as a pond …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • flatboat — /flat boht /, n. a large, flat bottomed boat for use in shallow water, esp. on rivers. [1650 60; FLAT1 + BOAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • flatboat — noun A boxy, flat bottomed boat used for carrying livestock, freight, and people on rivers. See Also: barge …   Wiktionary

  • flatboat — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. barge, ferry, clam boat; see boat …   English dictionary for students

  • flatboat — n. boat with a flat bottom …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flatboat — noun a boat with a flat bottom for use in shallow water …   English new terms dictionary

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