flatboat flatboat  /f ˈlæt ˌboʊt/


  • (n) a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)



  1. Along narrow streams deep in the country there were leisurely men in overalls who pulled a flatboat across by wires for an occasional farmer's wagon or a model-T Ford.
  2. A flatboat, though little more than a raft thrown together at the headwaters of the Ohio for a one-way trip, could carry a family or two with children, slaves, cattle, even a wagon.


  • Citizen discovers historic flatboat

    CARBONDALE — Shawnee Group of the Sierra Club will sponsor an archaeology program at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in Carbondale Township Hall, 217 E. Main St. The program will focus on the discovery of a historic flatboat in 2002.
    on September 2, 2013     Source: The Southern Illinoisan

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