Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: flatboat
IPA transcription: [fl'ætb,oʊt]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: barge, flatboat, hoy, lighter
    Meaning: a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
Usage examples
  • Shippingsport (32 miles), on the left bank, where we stopped this noon for eggs, butter, and fresh water, is on a narrow hill bench--a dry, woe-begone hamlet, side-tracked from the path of the world's progress. While I was on shore, negotiating with the sleepy storekeeper, Pilgrim and her crew waited alongside the flatboat which serves as the town ferry.