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1A wide-beamed sailing dinghy.
- ‘When break-up came at the end of May, he floated out the 1500 miles to the Pacific on a scow, and worked his way home stoking coal on a steamship.’
- ‘Near the end of a trip down the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories 30 years ago, my former wife and I encountered a lone man in a scow.’
- ‘A month later, their wooden scow was found floating right side up at the western end of the Canyon, sans the Hydes.’
- 1.1 A flat-bottomed boat with sloping ends used as a lighter and in dredging and other harbor services.
- ‘It is not known how many scows, barges, and other vessels were involved in transporting brownstone.’
- ‘Waterways, travelled by steamer and scow, were far more available for transport in this area of the province than in the south.’
- ‘Many small wharves were built for the scows which collected the products of the mills.’
Mid 17th century: from Dutch schouw ‘ferry boat’.
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