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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.]


(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]



n., pl. -teaux (-ˈtoʊz)
a small flat-bottomed rowboat used on rivers.
[1705–15, Amer.; < French; Old French batel <bat, boat]
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In the Melawi Onderafdeeling southeast of Sintang, a stone linga and yoni, named "Batoe Darah Moening" (Batu Dara Muning) were found at Nanga Serawai, on the Melawi river east of Nanga Pinoh.
1910 Batoe Darah Moening, eene Kalang-Legende van West Borneo.
1911 Nadere Gegevens Omtrent den Batoe Pahat in Sekadau.
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