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Synonyms for flatboat

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

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flat-bottomed boats near Coulan in the Marais Poitevin region of the Vendee - locals will punt tourists around the shadowy waters SLEEPY CHARM.
Hiring out the flat-bottomed boats on the busy river Cam is a trade worth pounds 6million a year.
Tourists pile into African Queenstyle flat-bottomed boats that chug their way through the river's crystal clear shallow waters, passing numerous restaurants specialising in catch-of-the-day fish meals.
The police, accompanied by two doctors, set out in trucks, towing flat-bottomed boats behind them.
The materials will be transported in large flat-bottomed boats fitted with mechanical arms.
There, you'll find hundreds of brightly-decorated flat-bottomed boats which ferry locals and visitors around the waterways.
You can hire flat-bottomed boats, with or without boatmen, to explore the canals.
The river was not particularly deep so special flat-bottomed boats called Trowes were made at Bewdley.
These proved three times as valuable as the limestone so were exported in flat-bottomed boats - the sand to Liverpool for glass-making, the clay to The Potteries via Runcorn, then along canals.
It has four letters and rhymes with those flat-bottomed boats in Oxford and Cambridge.