Bateau



Also, batteau. Nautical.

Chiefly Canadian and Southern U.S. a small, flat-bottomed rowboat used on rivers.
a half-decked, sloop-rigged boat used for fishing on Chesapeake Bay; skipjack.
(in some regions) a scow.

a pontoon of a floating bridge.
Historical Examples

So I sing like a bateau full of voyageurs, and the dark echo, and that vild-cat must be astonish.
The Skeleton On Round Island Mary Hartwell Catherwood

As the bateau proceeded, Fanny became more skilful in its management.
Hope and Have Oliver Optic

The bateau lay at its moorings and they got into it with as little noise as possible.
The Shadow of Victory Myrtle Reed

They stopped on the bank of the river, where the bateau lay.
Hope and Have Oliver Optic

A moment afterward she distinguished the somber silhouette of the bateau on the gray surface of the Morelle.
Nana, The Miller’s Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille Emile Zola

Craig leaped from the bow of the bateau and waded for the last few yards.
Joan of Arc of the North Woods Holman Day

There appeared to be room enough to push the bateau through, but the water at that spot was very shallow.
The Secret Cache E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill

Observing that the bateau was afloat, Mandy Ann was delighted.
The Backwoodsmen Charles G. D. Roberts

A landing was effected under the lee of the land, and the cargo of the bateau removed to the shore.
Hope and Have Oliver Optic

Not until he was nearly on top of the bateau did Auguste see it.
Shaman Robert Shea

noun (pl) -teaux (-təʊz; French) (-to)
a light flat-bottomed boat used on rivers in Canada and the northern US
n.

French-Canadian river boat, 1711, from French bateau, from Old French batel, from Germanic (see boat (n.)).

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