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flatboat

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noun flat·boat \-ˌbōt\

Definition of flatboat

  1. :  a boat with a flat bottom and square ends used for transportation of bulky freight especially in shallow waters



1653

First Known Use of flatboat

1653


FLATBOAT Defined for Kids

flatboat

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noun flat·boat \ˈflat-ˌbōt\

Definition of flatboat for Students

  1. :  a large boat with a flat bottom and square ends




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