Meaning of bateau

ba•teau

Pronunciation: (ba-tō' Fr. ba-tō'), [key]
— pl. -teaux
    1. Chiefly Canadian and Southern U.S.a small, flat-bottomed rowboat used on rivers.
    2. a half-decked, sloop-rigged boat used for fishing on Chesapeake Bay; skipjack.
    3. (in some regions) a scow.
  1. a pontoon of a floating bridge.
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