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canal boat

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1. (Navigation) a long narrow boat used on canals, esp for carrying freight
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Noun1.canal boat - a long boat that carries freight and is narrow enough to be used in canalscanal boat - a long boat that carries freight and is narrow enough to be used in canals
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
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The famous regiment, with so many of whose officers we have made acquaintance, was drafted in canal boats to Bruges and Ghent, thence to march to Brussels.
Them canal boats is what you may call the wooden walls of England.
It still continued to rain heavily, and when we went down to the Canal Boat (for that was the mode of conveyance by which we were to proceed) after dinner, the weather was as unpromising and obstinately wet as one would desire to see.
I WAS very pleased to see the gathering of boats for the Canal Festival, as the encouragement of canal boats to come to Chester is very important as a tourist attraction.
Martin Clarke, British Waterways' restoration manager, said: 'At the moment, canal boats only come into the city once a year for the Mersey River Festival and we want to increase traffic on the canal
REPAIRS to a flotilla of historic canal boats have been completed after four years of painstaking restoration work.
Speed boats and jet skis are much more my style than canal boats.
Warwick Boat Club, which dates back to 1841 and currently produces local rowers to international gold medal-winning standard, has said its 100 plus rowing members could no longer continue to row on the Avon for safety reasons if canal boats were allowed.
New for 2008 is the Canal Connections project at Hawkesbury Junction, Sutton Stop, where visitors can see working canal boats, join in with canal-themed activities and take a short boat trip.
It means for the first time in more than a century, canal boats will be able to navigate the current 127-mile Leeds-Liverpool canal straight into the heart of the city.
The Christmas parade of canal boats, from the NIA to the Mailbox, which took place on Sunday