scow


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scow

 (skou)
n.
A large flatbottom boat with square ends, used chiefly for transporting freight.

[Dutch schouw, from Middle Dutch scouwe.]

scow

(skaʊ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) an unpowered barge used for freight; lighter
2. (Nautical Terms) (esp in the midwestern US) a sailing yacht with a flat bottom, designed to plane
[C18: via Dutch schouw from Low German schalde, related to Old Saxon skaldan to push (a boat) into the sea]

scow

(skaʊ)

n.
any of various vessels having a flat-bottomed rectangular hull with sloping ends, as barges, punts, rowboats, or sailboats.
[1660–70, Amer.; < Dutch schouw ferryboat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scow - any of various flat-bottomed boats with sloping endsscow - any of various flat-bottomed boats with sloping ends
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
2.scow - a barge carrying bulk materials in an open hold
barge, flatboat, hoy, lighter - a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
Translations

scow

[skaʊ] Ngabarra f

scow

n (Naut) → Prahm m
References in classic literature ?
A bow-wow is good on a scow when all hands sleep alongside the dock or in an anchor watch.
I said that it was impossible, and Charley agreed; yet there was a whole fleet, manned by men who knew us only too well, and who took no more notice of us than if we were a hay scow or a pleasure yacht.
Some laborers, unloading a scow at a dock at the river, paused for a moment and regarded the fight.
And I'm not married, Virginia, and never have been; but I shall be if this miserable old mud scow ever reaches Singapore.
Before it came the scow schooners, wing-and-wing, blowing their horns for the drawbridges to open.
Why, I've crossed it when it was howlin' an' when the scow schooner sailors said I lied an' that I didn't.
The boy took the skiff in to a dilapidated boat-wharf at the foot of Castro street, where the scow schooners, laden with sand and gravel, lay hauled to the shore in a long row.
Waters; and seeing two Irishmen unloading a scow of stone, I went, unasked, and helped them.
Human nature is very much the same all over the world; and it is so like my dear native home to see a Venetian lady go into a store and buy ten cents' worth of blue ribbon and have it sent home in a scow.
he said, in a voice as remarkable for the softness and sweetness of its tones, as was his person for its rare proportions; "I may speak of these things, and be no braggart; for I have been down at both havens; that which is situate at the mouth of Thames, and is named after the capital of Old England, and that which is called 'Haven', with the addition of the word'New'; and have seen the scows and brigantines collecting their droves, like the gathering to the ark, being outward bound to the Island of Jamaica, for the purpose of barter and traffic in four-footed animals; but never before have I beheld a beast which verified the true scripture war-horse like this: 'He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength; he goeth on to meet the armed men.
Once, however, an ingenious stranger came and started to gather this filth in scows, to make lard out of; then the packers took the cue, and got out an injunction to stop him, and afterward gathered it themselves.
And purchase the cargo of one of those ships that they say are going to China,” cried Elizabeth; “turn your pot ash-kettles into teacups, the scows on the lake into saucers, bake your cake in yonder lime- kiln, and invite the county to a tea-party.