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Definition of "flatboat" [flat•boat]

  • A boat with a flat bottom and square ends used for transporting freight on inland waterways. (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 "flatboat" in a sentence
  • "I recalled the flatboat captain's warning that Old Thares would smell far worse than the timber fires had."
  • "Furthermore, the craft in which the visitor paddled out to the flatboat was the very one, as identified by Jethro, which, in some way, had been recaptured from the ranger."
  • "The flatboat is the second of four projects identified as essential to the long-term growth of the Netherland Inn complex."