scow

noun \ ˈskau̇ \

Definition of scow

:a large flat-bottomed boat with broad square ends used chiefly for transporting bulk material (such as ore, sand, or refuse)

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Origin and Etymology of scow

Dutch schouw; akin to Old High German scalta punt pole


SCOW Defined for Kids

scow

noun \ ˈskau̇ \

Definition of scow for Students

:a large boat with a flat bottom and square ends that is used chiefly for loading and unloading ships and for carrying rubbish


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