narrow boat

noun

Definition of narrow boat 

British

: a barge with a beam of less than seven feet (2.1 meters)

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The narrow boat — 15 feet in length and weighing almost 700 pounds — proved difficult to secure. Yelena Dzhanova, NBC News, "After Irma, a Mystery: Where Did Washed Ashore Canoe in Florida Come From?," 16 Sep. 2017

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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