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ba·teau

also bat·teau (bă-tō′)
n. pl. ba·teaux also bat·teaux (-tōz′)
1. Canada & New England A long, light, flatbottom boat with a sharply pointed bow and stern.
2. South Atlantic & Gulf States A small, light, flatbottom rowboat.

[Canadian and Louisiana French, from French, boat, from Old French batel, from Old English bāt; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.]

bateau

(bæˈtəʊ; French bato)
n, pl -teaux (-təʊz; French -to)
(Nautical Terms) a light flat-bottomed boat used on rivers in Canada and the northern US
[C18: from French: boat, from Old French batel, from Old English bāt; see boat]

ba•teau

(bæˈtoʊ)

n., pl. -teaux (-ˈtoʊz)
a small flat-bottomed rowboat used on rivers.
[1705–15, Amer.; < French; Old French batel <bat, boat]
References in classic literature ?
Mais il ne faut pas laisser le pauvre Veslovsky et Tushkevitch se morfondre la dans le bateau.
C'est en effet sur le bateau Tanit de la CTN, une societe sous tutelle de Radhouane Ayara, que le ministre a recu ses hauts cadres dirigeants des entreprises publiques de transport, pour un diner.
It begins with a surprise gift from Jack's grandfather: a small boat he spent the winter making for his grandson, which Jack's grandmother names Petit Bateau (Little Boat).
Une centaine de pangolins vivants ont ete saisis sur un bateau de peche en Indonesie, a annonce mercredi un responsable local, alors que le trafic de ces animaux proteges s'accentue en Asie du Sud-Est.
To the immediate right of the foreground canoe that is visible on the painted surface, we see beneath the paint the distinctive shape of a bateau with three sets of rowers and a sternman steering.
Le Bateau ivre," selon Andre Guyaux, "est un amalgame.
Tanger - Les elements de la Marine Royale ont saisi, samedi, quelque 170 kg de chira (resine de cannabis) a bord d'un bateau touristique au large de Tanger, apprend-on aupres des autorites locales.
Khartoum 7 Mars (SUNA) -L'Administration generale des douanes ,Departement anti-contrebande a dejoue une tentative de contrebande de 36 infiltres etrangers a travers la region de la mer Rouge depuis un bateau oE les infiltres ont ete recueillies de differentes nationalites sur les Eles soudanais au sud de Suakin .
Al Khayyat Investments, a leading Dubai-based conglomerate, has opened the first Petit Bateau boutique store in Dubai Mall, following a UAE franchise agreement with the French brand.
In 1997, an eighth boat was added to the preserve--a full-size replica of an intact bateau was sunk in order to observe the destructive effects of water and time on a shipwreck.
In 2003 the bateau Black Snake was purchased from the 1000 Islands River Heritage Society.