Bateau

A bateau or batteau is a shallow-draft, flat-bottomed boat which was used extensively across North America, especially in the colonial period and in the fur trade. It was traditionally pointed at both ends but came in a wide variety of sizes. The name derives from the French word, bateau, which is simply the word for boat and the plural, bateaux, ...
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Bateau

• (n.) A boat; esp. a flat-bottomed, clumsy boat used on the Canadian lakes and rivers.
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Bateau

Ba¬∑teau' noun ; plural Bateaux [ French bateau , Late Latin batellus , from battus , batus , boat, which agrees with Anglo-Saxon bāt boat: confer W. bad boat. See Boat , noun ] A boat; esp. a flat...
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