Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See bateau.

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  • noun Alternative form of bateau.

Etymologies

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From French

Examples

  • Of the boats in which the party was embarked, the batteau was a keel-vessel fifty-five feet in length, carrying a large square sail, and manned by twenty-two oars.

    Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

  • The batteau is a sort of mongrel between the canoe and the boat, a fur-trader's boat.

    The Maine Woods

  • [Footnote 23: A batteau is a kind of scow or flat-boat, used on shallow streams like the Hudson above Waterford.] [Footnote 24: Saratoga.

    The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775 With Numerous Illustrative Notes

  • The batteau neckline a favorite style, the bracelet sleeves and that dashing slip/slit detail action--all I can say is iwantiwantiwantiwantiwantiwant.

    Official Dress of the International Woman of Mystery - A Dress A Day

  • So you type, under the definition box, ` small boat 'and every word in the English language that -- that has ` small boat' in the definition -- you know, coracle, skiff, batteau or whatever -- appears.

    The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

  • In this situation, a retreat was inevitable, and made in the utmost precipitation and confusion, with the loss of our cannon on the batteries, provisions, five hundred stands of small arms and a batteau load of powder. . .

    Washington

  • In this situation, a retreat was inevitable, and made in the utmost precipitation and confusion, with the loss of our cannon on the batteries, provisions, five hundred stands of small arms and a batteau load of powder. . .

    Washington

  • In this situation, a retreat was inevitable, and made in the utmost precipitation and confusion, with the loss of our cannon on the batteries, provisions, five hundred stands of small arms and a batteau load of powder. . .

    Washington

  • In this situation, a retreat was inevitable, and made in the utmost precipitation and confusion, with the loss of our cannon on the batteries, provisions, five hundred stands of small arms and a batteau load of powder. . .

    Washington

  • Il faut passer the Port en batteau pour entrer dans la ville.

    John Adams diary 34, 5 -- 26 October 1782

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