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  • n. a Dutch flat-bottomed sailboat, broad in the beam, with square stern; usually equipped with leeboards to serve for a keel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See schuit.

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Examples

  • At a large town we got on board a kind of passage-boat, crowded with people; it had neither sails nor oars, and those were not the days of steam-vessels; it was a treck-schuyt, and was drawn by horses.

    Lavengro

  • Two more similar canoes — “dugouts,” as they were technically termed — were found about the same time in drain-cutting, in the same vicinity; and one of these was presented to the British Museum. {115b} The Fen men used to call their boats “shouts,” from the Dutch “schuyt,” a wherry.

    Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood Historical, Anecdotal, Physiographical, and Archaeological, with Other Matter

  • At a large town we got on board a kind of passage - boat, crowded with people; it had neither sails nor oars, and those were not the days of steam-vessels; it was a treck-schuyt, and was drawn by horses.

    Lavengro; the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

  • At a large town we got on board a kind of passage - boat, crowded with people; it had neither sails nor oars, and those were not the days of steam-vessels; it was in a treck-schuyt, and was drawn by horses.

    Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest

  • He landed at Ostend, and the next day found himself in the track-schuyt that is towed by horses, from Bruges to

    Olla Podrida

  • During our passage in the track-schuyt I had an evidence to the contrary, for as we glided noiselessly and almost imperceptibly along, a lady told me that she infinitely preferred the three-horse power of the schuyt to the hundred-horse power of the steam-packet.

    Olla Podrida

  • "Oh, you are not, a'n't you?" said Murphy, seizing me by one of my ears, which he pulled so unmercifully that he altered the shape of it very considerably, making it something like the lee-board of a Dutch schuyt.

    Frank Mildmay The Naval Officer

  • "Oh, you are not, a'n't you?" said Murphy, seizing me by one of my ears, which he pulled so unmercifully that he altered the shape of it very considerably, making it something like the leeboard of a Dutch schuyt.

    Frank Mildmay Or, The Naval Officer

  • He's built like a Dutch schuyt, great breadth of beam, and very square tuck.

    Peter Simple; and, The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2

  • Dutch schuyt, great breadth of beam, and very square tuck.

    Peter Simple

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  • "...there were occasions when Jack was tempted to ask his way of the many fishermen, English and Dutch, who haunted those perilous banks in their shallow-draught doggers, schuyts, busses, howkers, and even bugalets, and who made his progress all the more uneasy by lying across his hawse until the last possible minute or suddenly looming out of the darkness without a single light so that he had to throw all aback." --Patrick O'Brian, The Surgeon's Mate, 285

    February 9, 2008