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Definition of "scow" [scow]

  • A large flatbottom boat with square ends, used chiefly for transporting freight. (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 "scow" in a sentence
  • "By the time I was sixteen I was sailing in scow-schooners, fishing salmon with the Greeks up the Sacramento River, and serving as sailor on the Fish Patrol."
  • "I was sailing in scow-schooners, fishing salmon with the Greeks up the"
  • "He shared his garbage tour with M'Buna, and they spent their time chatting desultorily at the controls of the "scow" -actually a reactionless space tractor-while the garbage pods steered, unloaded, and returned themselves."