Definition of Flatboats

1. Noun. (plural of flatboat) ¹



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Definition of Flatboats

1. flatboat [n] - See also: flatboat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flatboats

flat whites
flat wrack
flat wracks
flatback
flatbacks
flatbed
flatbed lorry
flatbed press
flatbed truck
flatbeds
flatbill
flatbills
flatblock
flatblocks
flatboat
flatboats (current term)
flatbottom
flatbottomed
flatbow
flatbows
flatbread
flatbreads
flatbrod
flatcap
flatcaps
flatcar
flatcars
flatchested
flate
flatfeet

Literary usage of Flatboats

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Spanish Regime in Missouri: A Collection of Papers and Documents by Etienne Burnet, Ernest Edward Austen, Louis Houck (1909)
"Letter from Grand-Pre":] For Your Lordship's information, I enclose you seven lists which include the artillery, supplies, furniture, and flatboats ..."

2. A History of Transportation in the Eastern Cotton Belt to 1860 by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (1908)
"Cotton piled on flatboats and keel-boats was floated down-stream, ... The flatboats on these cotton-carrying rivers were usually made on a special plan, ..."

3. Economic Beginnings of the Far West: How We Won the Land Beyond the Mississippi by Katharine Coman (1912)
"15 There, too, were the flatboats of the Kentuckians, loaded with flour, bacon, and whiskey, and manned by brawny frontiersmen,— boats battered and men ..."

4. The Connecticut River and the Valley of the Connecticut: Three Hundred and by Edwin Munroe Bacon (1906)
"Above commerce was carried on only through the Massachusetts Reach by means of canoes or rafts or flatboats between the falls, till the middle of the ..."

5. A History of Missouri from the Earliest Explorations and Settlements Until by Louis Houck (1908)
"... Missouri at Arrow Rock—Dr. Sappington and his Pills—Beginning of the Export trade on the Missouri—flatboats Sail south from the Missouri with Produce. ..."

6. Mississippi Valley Beginnings: An Outline of the Early History of the by Henry Edward Chambers (1922)
"... occupying the strategical point where long trains of Conestoga wagons came in from the east to transfer their freights to river flatboats. ..."

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