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ba·teau also bat·teau  audio  (b-t) KEY 

NOUN:
Nautical pl. ba·teaux  (-tz) KEY 
  1. Canada & New England A long, light, flatbottom boat with a sharply pointed bow and stern.
  2. South Atlantic & Gulf States A small, light, flatbottom rowboat.

ETYMOLOGY:
Canadian, and Louisiana French from French, boat, from Old French batel, from Old English bt; see bheid- in Indo-European roots


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