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Definition of "batteau" [batteau]

  • Variant of bateau. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "batteau" in a sentence
  • "Of the boats in which the party was embarked, the batteau was a keel-vessel fifty-five feet in length, carrying a large square sail, and manned by twenty-two oars."
  • "The batteau is a sort of mongrel between the canoe and the boat, a fur-trader's boat."
  • "[Footnote 23: A batteau is a kind of scow or flat-boat, used on shallow streams like the Hudson above Waterford.] [Footnote 24: Saratoga."