flatboat

noun flat·boat \ ˈflat-ˌbōt \

Definition of flatboat

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

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First Known Use of flatboat

1653


FLATBOAT Defined for Kids

flatboat

noun flat·boat \ ˈflat-ˌbōt \

Definition of flatboat for Students

: a large boat with a flat bottom and square ends

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