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A large flatbottom boat with square ends, used chiefly for transporting freight.
[Dutch schouw, from Middle Dutch scouwe.]
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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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||scow - 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|
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scow[skaʊ] N → gabarra f
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n (Naut) → Prahm m
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