bateau

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noun ba·teau \ba-ˈtō\
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Definition of bateau

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bateaux

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batteaux

  1. :  any of various small craft; especially :  a flat-bottomed boat with raked bow and stern and flaring sides

Origin and Etymology of bateau

Canadian French, from French, from Old French batel, from Old English bāt boat — more at boat

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