Durham boat

noun

Definition of Durham boat

: a long narrow flat-bottomed boat used to transport freight on the rivers of North America in the 18th and early 19th centuries

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History and Etymology for Durham boat

after Robert Durham, 18th century American boat builder

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“Durham boat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Durham%20boat. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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